Slice short logs with this simple scrapwood sled
I don't have a lumber mill, but that doesn't stop me from making lumber on my bandsaw. To build the required sled, first cut a series of scrapwood triangles from 2x4 stock. You'll also need a piece of plywood large enough to support the log.
Position the log on the plywood sled so it just overhangs the edge. Hot-glue the triangles to the sled, snug to the log. Then, hot-glue the log to the triangles. Make the first cut; then, rotate the sled and log 90° (with the newly flattened side against the table) and cut again. You now have two square faces to register against the bandsaw's table and fence for subsequent cuts.
—Mike Goldfine, Kleppe, Norway