Scarf Joint Miter Box Kit - Cut Perfect Scarf Joints by Hand!
The miter box created from this kit allows you to cut perfect scarf joints with just a flush-cut hand saw (not included). Only a screwdriver is needed for assembly (no glue required), and only takes about 15 minutes. This miter box jig was designed by Ben Gitty Baker specifically for the standard 1.5-inch-wide 1x2 cigar box guitar neck. Narrower stock can be cut (shimming recommended), but wider necks will not fit. This miter box is cut from premium 6mm Baltic birch plywood and assembled using 34 screws in pre-drilled, pre-countersunk holes. The scarf joint cut angle is the same as what we cut for the necks we produce in the C. B. Gitty shop.
Here is a demo video of Ben showing you how to assemble the kit, and make your first scarf joint cut:
This kit comes UNASSEMBLED and requires a compatible flush-cut style saw to use. Here is an Amazon link to the style of saw this miter box was designed to work with: https://amzn.to/2J222hG
These kits are cut and packaged here in the C. B. Gitty workshop in Rochester, New Hampshire. As with all laser-cut items, one side of each piece may have some staining left over from the laser-cutting process. This does not affect functionality of the tool, but can be sanded off if desired. Because this is a wooden miter box, over time the saw guide slot may widen, causing the tool to become less accurate. Steady, careful sawing can help prevent this. Replacement panels may be made available if demand arises.