Router small pieces safely on the table

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Tips on how to router small pieces safely.
My table-mounted router seemed ideal for shaping 3/4 inch stock into knobs for a box I was building, but the small blanks–only 1 1/2 inch square–would make the job hazardous to my hands. So I built this router jig, shown here, to hold onto the blanks.

One-Size-Fits-All Table Saw Insert

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How to make a One-Size-Fits-All Table Saw Insert
Switching between a standard blade and a dado blade on the table saw also means switching the throat insert. On top of that, different size dado blades require matching zero-clearance inserts. So rather than keep a stack of inserts on hand, I came up with a shop-made, one-size-fits-all insert.