This moulding is fitted around the three sides at top of base with a back saw and mitre box.
Fig. 182 shows the shapes possible on a 45-degree mitre box.
Cut four pieces from it on the mitre box, using the back saw as shown at a, with only one of the slits.
I've stumbled on the mitre box; I shall certainly be a bishop.'
When a 30-60-90-degree mitre box is used to cut the strips, an entirely different class of designs is obtained.
The strips of holly were sawed in the mitre box, and fitted around the four sides of top and bottom.
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.
The tools required are a mitre box, back saw, socket chisel, and mallet.
To make these pieces exactly alike, drive a nail into the bottom of the mitre box an inch from the 90-degree saw cut.