Handsaw Miter Box
This handy jig makes it easy to make cuts in small pieces safely and accurately every time with your handsaw.
Cutting small pieces like delicate molding or thin glass stop poses some unique challenges. Since the pieces are often very small, they can be hard to hold down and cut safely at the table saw or power miter saw. But it’s important that each piece is cut accurately for a tight fit. For this reason, we usually rely on a handsaw and a miter box. Now, this the cheap, plastic miter boxes you find at hardware stores. The wide slots in these miter boxes don’t do a good job of guiding the saw. Instead, in the miter box you see here a set of low-friction guides press against the body of the saw plate without binding. The results are safe, accurate cuts.
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- Metric (unavailable)
What You Get:
- 5 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
- 14 full-color photos, illustrations and exploded views
- Includes a design option for Japanese-style pull saws
- Retail sources for project hardware and supplies
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The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.