Miter box

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miter box

[′mīd·ər ‚bäks]
(engineering)
A troughlike device of metal or wood with vertical slots set at various angles in the upright sides, for guiding a handsaw in making a miter joint.

Miter box

A device used for guiding a handsaw at the proper angle for cutting a miter joint in a piece of wood. Can be made of wood, using precut slots on the sides to hold the saw, or metal, which has an adjustable carriage to change the angle of the miter.

miter box

miter box
A device for guiding a handsaw at the proper angle in making a miter joint; often a narrow wooden box having a bottom and two sides in which kerfs are cut (usually at an angle of 45°) for guiding the saw.
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Work your way around the room, butting lengths of rail tightly up against each other until you need to create another corner piece using the mitre box and tenon saw once again.
This handy tool works with a template for transferring awkward angles on to the mitre box, which are then easily cut, so it saves you time as well as material.
Also, take a little time and cut a 45 degree angle or scribe at the corners using a tenon saw and mitre box or square.
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It's a good idea to paint or varnish the beading before you fit it and if you have a mitre box, use this to make the corner cuts.