2. Place card holders. Small end cuts can seem of little use, thus they're often destined for the kindling box. The holiday dinner table, however, is an opportunity to prove their worth. This project takes only minutes, but the results can remain fixtures for years. Simply set your table saw to a 15-degree angle at a depth of 1/4 inch and run each block through. The angled kerf (slot) provides a resting place for name cards to present themselves at a nice angle — no one needs to bend over to read the cards.