Use this bandsaw jig to avoid small-cutoff projectiles
Crosscutting small pieces, such as buttons or plugs, on a mitersaw or tablesaw can be a dicey proposition. The cutoffs can drift into the blade and fire back at you. To keep such crosscuts safe and manageable, do the job at your bandsaw using this jig. Rest the workpiece in the V-cut edge of a length of wood screwed perpendicular to another length of wood sized to ride in the saw's miter channel. Use a block of wood secured to the saw's fence as a stop for repeatable-length cuts.
—Tony Rush, Springfield, Ore.