Using a cross cut sled
I've built a cross cut sled and I'm wondering how I should use it. I'm cutting fairly small things so I'm a bit nervous about holding things with my fingers. If I don't hold it, then I've found that the things move slightly. Do people tend to clamp things on the sled?
Another thing I've tried is using a push stick, pushing towards the back of the sled, (against my pushing motion). Is this a safe/reasonable thing to do? I use it side on, so it's not hard to reach.
Is there much chance of a kickback? I removed the riving knife when I made the sled.