Mitre Box

How do I cut an accurate mitre?

The best method for cutting accurate mitres of whatever angle is to make a relevant mitre box. This mitre cut is usually followed by a shooting board to get a crisp meeting point.

Small mitre box

Large miter box

Shooting board

For cleaning up long mitres, people sometimes use a donkey’s ear shooting board, but that is quite a specific tool for a specific purpose, so I’m not sure we’ll be covering it.