mitre box

noun

an open-ended box with sides having narrow slots to guide a saw in cutting mitre joints
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Examples from the Web for mitre box

  • Provide yourself with a good saw, a hammer, a square, and a mitre-box.

    Amateur Gardencraft|Eben E. Rexford
  • The camber facilitates cutting to the bottom in mitre-box work without sawing into the bed piece of the box.

    Farm Mechanics|Herbert A. Shearer
  • A Mitre-box for cutting mitres in large work, and this may be made as shown in Fig. 12.

    The Boy Craftsman|A. Neely Hall
  • Use a mitre-box similar to the one described in Chapter I in cutting the wooden furniture.

    The Boy Craftsman|A. Neely Hall