I cut the 1x6 to 20" long and set the blade height just under half the width of the board. Then I installed the auxiliary fence that is 5" high and grabbed a push stick. Thought about running a test board of Pine or Poplar first but decided not to since they are not even close to Maple's hardness. Started running the board through and it went surprisingly easy. Flipped it end for end to keep the same side against the fence and made the second cut. No problems.
My original plan was to finish up the sliver left in the middle with a handsaw but all I have is an aggressive tooth saw that was biting too hard. So I stood the board up and took a chisel to the end and it split right in half. The results were of course not as good as you would get with a bandsaw because of the 1/8" kerf but still looked great.
If you want to try this yourself: Make sure your saw is aligned properly - parallel and at 90deg Have a sharp, clean blade installed Use a push stick - http://www.woodzone.com/images/tips/rectpushstick.jpg
"...The most important safety tool of all, safety glasses" Use high fence Stand to the side in case of kickback