How to use a miter box and saw to cut wood: DIY Basics

You don't need fancy power tools to cut wood: see how easy it is to use a miter box and saw for your home DIY projects!

Links to miter box and saw kits:,

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  1. Suzie

    Thank you for the quick DIY lesson. These were things I’m sure my dad knew but never passed on to me! Really enjoy your videos.

    • Isabelle

      You’re welcome Suzie, I’m so glad you like this type of video! Thanks for watching!!

  2. Kate

    Two weeks ago I bought a mitre box + hacksaw – so delighted to watch your video and helpful tips. I too love this type of video – love some basics re drills, etc. – close ups! My eyes are 70 years old. Many thanks for one of the best and most instructive ‘blogs’ – I always look forward to it.

    • Isabelle

      Now that’s what I call perfect timing! I’ll definitely be making more of the DIY Basic videos, and not to worry, I’m a also a big fan of close ups so you’ll see lots more of those! Thanks so much for watching 🙂

  3. Beth Ann Johnson

    This was a WONDERFUL tutorial!!! I’ve been searching for an easier way to cut boards for projects (especially frames). THANK YOU!!!! Love your site!!!

  4. Diane

    the links for the saw and miter box aren’t working.

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