Rich Singer

Miter Box

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rich Singer designed a miter box he can use to cut wood in his shop.  Rich cannot use power equipment since he is blind, so a well designed and sturdy miter box is the key.

 

Rich attached an L-shaped angle aluminum to each side of the blade at the top of the saw.  These aluminum angles rest on the plastic half-rounds he installed along the top of the miter box.  The plastic half-rounds serve as markers for the cuts, lets the saw glide smoothly across the box, and prevents wear and tear on the miter box top edge. The aluminum angles also control the depth of the saw preventing the saw from cutting in the lower section of the miter box.

 

Rich also installed hold down clamps to secure the wood to be cut as it lays in the miter box (see the picture on the right above).