A while back I went to a antique tool show in Pickering, ON called The Tools of the Trades Show and Sale. If you have never been, you have no idea what your missing. It's a haven and meeting place for other hand tool nuts like me but it's not limited to woodworking. More on that later - I want to focus on some neat hardware that I found.
These cast bronze bits are just the thing for making your own mitre box. The bronze castings hold the saw at the correct angle (more or less) and allow you to mitre boards. You won't be coming off of the saw with this fixture but most hand-sawn surfaces need a bit of tweaking here and there to get them fitting well.
The wooden box is a little mangled so I've made a new one out of pine. The castings include a small 1/4" wide by 1/8" deep boss that sits in a matching groove to help register the parts for easy assembly.
Once I get the new box up and running I'll let you know how it works. BTW the box took 15 minutes to build (including plowing grooves) with a few hand tools.
In order to understand you must do. - V