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Posted on Restoring a vintage miter box: Your expertise solicited!

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#1 posted 06-25-2012 11:57 PM

Thanks Don and Smitty, those links help me start on the trail.

Thanks for posting those pics. The finish on mine was pretty beaten up so your pics will help me complete a paint job that’s true to the original.

I have a couple of questions:

1. What is the depth of your miter saw as measured from the base of the spine? How long is your saw from nose to the back of the tote?

2. The right hand stop accessory, is it four-sided square? Diameter? How long is it? How long is the bent portion?

3. For the right-hand stop accessory locking mechanism, what are the chances you could upload some closeups of it? Dimensions?

The reason I ask is:

a) My miter box didn’t come with a backsaw so I’ll have to pick one up. I “think” that a 28” long with a 5” deep plate will work, but want to confirm.

b) My box doesn’t have the stop accessory and I’ll try and fashion one.

Your answers would be most welcomed in my happy home as well as the Lumberjocks community for when the next person picks up a Goodel Manufacturing Co. miter box :)

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