OK one more more quick project.
I am a big believer in splitters on the TS. If I had an old guard I would probably cut it up. But since I don't I needed to make one. Again, I am a woodworker. Why should I buy what I can make from scraps??
Trace the existing throat plate out on piece of scrap lumber. Plane it to thickness. Put on a small blade and let the fence hold the plate in place. Slowly raise the blade up into the plate. Cut the slot through the back and add a splitter. Mine just happened to be round because that was the stock I had. But I like the shape. It seems to start easier.
Another scrap pile freebie.