In this particular case I’d raise the dust boot and complete the project if that is the only thing that will hit the clamps. In the future I’d try to center your stock between 2 T tracks and clamp at 4 points outside tool paths. If the workpiece is too small then you can try some side clamping fixtures and/or double sided tape or the blue painters tape with CA glue method.
Has anyone tried the blue tape with CA glue method? I just did with some acrylic (worked great), But…when i went to remove the tape from the spoil board, glue leaked through the seams and made a major mess of the spoil board. I think i will have to resurface it. Any ideas on how to avoid the mess?
I use blue tape frequently when I’m running through the table saw and router. While different application, same objective and cleanliness is desirable.
I found that If I align the two pieces of tape so that the centers are as close as possible, this significantly helps. I apply dots or a very thin bead down the center of one piece of tape and then sandwich the work together. This helps to prevent squeeze out on the seams and because the amount of glue is thin, it will dry more quickly without the need for accelerator. You’d be surprised by the holding power but I suggest that you experiment a little.