A mitre box is used to retain timber on the bench and provides a guide so that an accurate 45 degree cut can be made across the timber, for instance when making picture frames.
This example, from Crown Hand Tools of Sheffield, UK, is manufactured from kiln dried beech which is screwed and glued together. The saw guide slots are made in a 'fence' both front and rear of the timber to give maximum guidance to the cut - two slots are provided of opposite 'hand'. A further guide slot is provided to aid when cutting the timber square across. The distance between the 'fences' (maximum timber width capacity) is 1.1/4 in (32mm) and the fences are 1.1/8 in. (27mm) tall. The overall length is 4.1/2 in (115mm)
NB: Dimensions are approximate and provided as a general guide. Manufacturers retain the right to modify dimensions and specification without notice.
Hand made tools for woodturning, woodworking, saws, woodcarving, and the building trade.
As a family owned company, Crown Hand Tools and their loyal staff have been proudly manufacturing traditional woodworking hand tools for over fifty years.
Handmade to the finest quality, Crown has found the perfect equilibrium between tradition and innovation, making our tools beautiful as well as functional.
Their Master Craftsmen hand forge, temper and grind our tools as our ancestors did, whilst also using modern processes and materials, such as Cryogenics and Powder Metallurgy.
This combination of old and new techniques ensures Crown are giving customers what they consider to be the best quality hand tools available.