Making rip cuts at angles to the edge of a small workpiece can be both difficult and hazardous. As with many other shop tasks, a simple jig will make this operation much safer and easier.

Build an adjustable carrier using a 10x16" piece of ½" plywood. To the bottom side, screw a strip that snugly fits your saw's miter-gauge slot. Then, install a dowel stop near the rear edge as shown in the drawing right. To the top side, screw a movable cleat, and reposition as needed to cut desired angles.
—Carl Cummings, Marcellus, Mich.