miter box


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n miter box hand tool for guiding handsaws in making crosscuts or miter joints
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Miter box (Carp. & Print) an apparatus for guiding a handsaw at the proper angle in making a miter joint; esp., a wooden or metal trough with vertical kerfs in its upright sides, for guides.
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In literature:

The Carpenter's Miter Box.
"The Scientific American Boy" by A. Russell (Alexander Russell) Bond
Metal miter box 171 268.
"Carpentry for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
Mitered joints are the easiest to make, for the joints can be cut in a miter-box, Fig.
"Handwork in Wood" by William Noyes

In news:

This method, which uses a shop-made miter box, puts the molding in its "natural" position, the way it will be placed on your project.
If any of you have a mini miter box like I do.
Not feeling safe adding shims or wedges behind the saw, i made a miter box.
This multicolor stained mitered box with brass inlays makes a neat place to house your pocket contents.