I could not be more excited about this one. I have been scouring Ebay and CL for a while looking for any miter box. Unfortunately I never find them on CL and the ones on Ebay go for a couple hundred dollars plus high shipping rates. I don’t know much about them and after reading many peoples comments about them I was scared that whatever I found would have missing parts or not work. I found this one on CL list yesterday for $35 with the saw.
The picture on CL was not very informative and the listing was vague, even though I knew I was going to buy it anyways, I figured it it be a piece of junk. I was wrong. The Superior Warranted Saw was straight and sharp, and the miter box appears to have all the parts besides the cut off stops. I could be wrong and if I am, I am sure I will be corrected quickly, but I do not think the 2358 model use a bar to connect the two posts at the top.
During this restoration I will:
1) Make a new saw handle (this will be a first so we will see what happens)
2) Clean the saw plate
3) Remove the dirt grime and rust from the miter box
4) Paint and oil the parts to make it look new and prevent rust in the future
The saw needs a new handle, it has many cracks
The saw plate needs cleaning and derustification
Although the rust on the Miter box is minimal there is a lot of crude that needs to be removed
Here is my random shop tip. Be careful when throwing stuff in your shop trash can during the winter.
Your cat may be trying to get warm in your plane shavings.