Once I had ripped a piece 3 inches wide, I needed to cut from it to make 3 inch squares. I positioned the 3 inch wide piece vertically between the jaw...
I needed some 3 inch squares cut from 1/4 inch plywood. I had access to a Black & Decker Workmate and a circular handsaw, but not to a table saw or a radial arm saw. Cutting small pieces like that can be dangerous with a circular saw because it is difficult to secure the wood and things can get out of control very soon. I used my Workmate both to secure the wood and to guide the saw safely.
Step 1: Get a true edge
This is some scrap 1/4 inch plywood. Neither of the two edges visible is straight and true. I used my tri-square to mark a straight line so I can trim the plywood for a true edge. See this Instructable to make this tri-square
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