I love this safety center, very useful.
You need to adjust how much the center pointy part is sticking out, yours is sticking out way too far. Just loosen the locking screw there, but not to much, there is usually a spring behind the pointy bit and you have to take care it does not fly accross the room.
Make the pointy bit stick out much less, so that the cut and the pointy bit engage the wood, then it will drive smaller projects. It is mainly for spindle turning.
I have a couple of them and they are fantastic, very useful.
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
William Arthur Ward