Introduction: Elementary Mitre Box
A mitre box is a wood working tool used to guide a hand saw to make precise and fast mitre cuts in a board. The mitrebox is lightweight and portable. It's a good tool for smaller mitring jobs.
Step 1: Tools and Materials
A miter box could hardly be simpler, consisting as it does of only three pieces – front, back, and bottom.
You will need:
- about 1 meter wooden board
- hand saw
- square angle tool
- nails or bolts
Cut wooden board into three equal length boards and connect the boards together using nails or bolts.
Step 2: Marking
Measure the outer width of the mitre box and take the first mark
Apply the measured width to the length of one edge and make a second mark.
Create 45 ° degree angle by connecting opposite marks.
Step 3: Cutting
Make a cut along the three marks using your hand saw. Try to be as precise as possible. To make your mitre box pretty sand it or paint it as you wish.
Step 4: Use
Now we can use it to create frame images or canvas frame and a lot of other things. Here's an example of creating frame for a canvas.
I hope your new mitre box will be of a good service in lots of creative projects.
Step 5: Use in the Kitchen.
For example, you can slice of bread with a miter box, or almost any other sliceable food that'll fit into it.
More on the https://www.instructables.com/id/Bread-and-mitre-box/
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