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    Small miter box for model making

    Found this when cleaning up the shop. It was used for model airplane work but
    is quite adaptable to any model making using wood for the material.
    Spring loaded nylon wheels guide the saw.
    I think it was built from plans form Woodsmith or Shopnotes but I don't know which issue.

    Cheers, JR
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    Nice Job! I love it

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    JR,

    This is a beautifully made small miter box with very clear straight-grained lumber.

    Glad you found it again.

    Regards, Paul

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    Thanks jjr2001! We've added your Modeler's Miter Box to our Model Making category,
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    Quote Originally Posted by jjr2001 View Post
    Found this when cleaning up the shop. It was used for model airplane work but
    is quite adaptable to any model making using wood for the material.
    Spring loaded nylon wheels guide the saw.
    I think it was built from plans form Woodsmith or Shopnotes but I don't know which issue.

    Cheers, JR
    ShopNotes No. 5 (September 1992), pages 4-7

    K

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    Thanks Karl, someone may want to find the plans.
    Cheers, JR

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    Thanks JR.
    little side track. the system inc the gents saw (with its fine teeth) looks fine enough to cut picture frames as well: some mouldings can't be done on a mitre saw as immitation wood mouldings tend to melt & thereby ruining the frame corners. Guillotine machines are very expensive but the best I have used for frames.

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    I have this little miter saw that I use for making frames
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    No idea where I got it from it was probably on one of those bargain counters but the 40 or 50 tooth count is great for very fine cuts
    Never try to tell me it can't be done
    When I have to paint I use http://kbs.justoldtrucks.com/

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    Great piece of kit, FRANK. Looks like an aluminium mitre (miter) box. I have a smaller one for cutting window screen framing. I did have a small (bit bigger than yours Frank) wooden mitre box but dont know where it is or if I still have it : i've mistakenly lent stuff over the years & some returned damaged or not returned at all. LIVE & LEARN.
    My Dad always said "Don't borrow & don't lend" : I pretty much stuck with that advice but some wrangle my head space with stories & salesmanship.

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