Cuting small pieces decision

Thanks to all for your time and ideas. I'm going the sanding disk method. I didn't want to start one of those guess how dumb I am contests, but I do now have a small backwards "L" indented in my forehead. The "L" is for "Learner", and the fact that it's backwards reminds me of the fact that sometimes I am. Yes, the sander is the way to go, along with a guide for that as well. When I find the piece of wood, I'm going to screw it to the workshop door.
Thanks again.
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