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mitre box

noun
1.
an open-ended box with sides having narrow slots to guide a saw in cutting mitre joints
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  • This moulding is fitted around the three sides at top of base with a back saw and mitre box.

    Carpentry and Woodwork Edwin W. Foster
  • Fig. 182 shows the shapes possible on a 45-degree mitre box.

    Carpentry and Woodwork Edwin W. Foster
  • Cut four pieces from it on the mitre box, using the back saw as shown at a, with only one of the slits.

    Carpentry and Woodwork Edwin W. Foster
  • I've stumbled on the mitre box; I shall certainly be a bishop.'

    The Parent's Assistant Maria Edgeworth
  • When a 30-60-90-degree mitre box is used to cut the strips, an entirely different class of designs is obtained.

    Carpentry and Woodwork Edwin W. Foster
  • The strips of holly were sawed in the mitre box, and fitted around the four sides of top and bottom.

    Carpentry and Woodwork Edwin W. Foster
  • If one slit is useless, lay out and cut another on the blank end of the mitre box in the same direction, and test again.

    Carpentry and Woodwork Edwin W. Foster
  • The tools required are a mitre box, back saw, socket chisel, and mallet.

    Carpentry and Woodwork Edwin W. Foster
  • To make these pieces exactly alike, drive a nail into the bottom of the mitre box an inch from the 90-degree saw cut.

    Carpentry and Woodwork Edwin W. Foster

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