For safe routing, trap small parts beneath a "glass ceiling"
Routing small workpieces doesn't have to be dangerous or difficult. Just make this simple small-parts holder from clear acrylic and dowels. Double-faced-tape your workpiece to the holder's bottom face to template-rout or add a profile. Because the acrylic is clear, your view is unhindered as you work.
—Jim Moorehead, Barrigada, Guam