Its important to make sure that when using the bandsaw there are a couple of push sticks at hand.  By using them on a regular basis the risk of an accident is drastically reduced.

We now have a good supply of push sticks ably made by Rex Rothery who can testify to the above because as an apprentice as a vehicle body maker, he was going great guns on the bandsaw, or so he thought, when he cut through the top of his thumb.

Rex regularly reminds me of the occasion and says that if a push stick had been available the accident would not have happened.

rex Rothery shown at work on the  bandsaw cutting out push sticks from a sheet of plywood.

Carefully does it.