This Laser Cut Cupid project is joined together with glue and various lengths of six millimetre diameter wooden dowel. There are fifteen dowels in total in this model all of which need to be accurately cut to length. The x-acto mitre box and saw are excellent for cutting dowels with an accurate right-angled end. A way of measuring the length of dowels would make it even better.
The centre slot on a x-acto mitre box it 70mm from the end. Print out a paper ruler from here and cut it so that is the same length and the block as shown.
Glue the rule to the back of the block. The measuring block is now completed.
To cut a dowel 12mm long, line up the block with the 12mm mark lined up with the end of the mitre box then clamp it into place with a spring clamp.