Mini Miter Box

Mini miter box for a 0.01 kerf razor saw.

Teacher Notes

Teachers! Did you use this instructable in your classroom?
Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson.

Step 1: Cut Wood

Cut some MDF and wood to desired box length and width.

Step 2: Rout

Use a router to create a lip for the rails to sit on.

Step 3: Rails

Cut rails at 30, 45, and 90 degrees.

Step 4: Align

Line up the rail pieces so all desired angles fit the length of the box.

Step 5: Glue

Glue the rail pieces in place. Sandwich the saw between pieces to maintain the correct spacing. Use a square for the 90 degree angle.

Step 6: Cut

Put the box to use.



    • Indoor Lighting Contest

      Indoor Lighting Contest
    • Metal Contest

      Metal Contest
    • Make It Fly Challenge

      Make It Fly Challenge

    4 Discussions


    3 years ago

    One advantage a miter box has over a power miter saw is in cutting molding. Set up is faster and tear out doesn't need to be mitigated. Also, I'll be recruiting my wife to work on the molding. She would never use a saw that was plugged in but a handheld saw she'll weild.


    3 years ago

    May i ask why do you need a Miter-Box if you have a Miter-Saw? (Other than the fact that someone that doesn't have one, could make this at a workshop...)

    2 replies

    Reply 3 years ago

    You might want to saw a small kerf line into something like an instrument neck to add frets or you might have very small and delicate pieces that would be dangerous and cumbersome to cut with a large power miter saw.