v0.31:Wood cutter

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Wood Cutter
Profession Woodworker
Job Title Woodcutter
Labor Wood cutting
  • Chop down trees
  • None, but needs axe
  • Strength
  • Agility
  • Endurance
  • Willpower
  • Spatial Sense
  • Kinesthetic Sense
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Wood cutter is the skill associated with the wood cutting labor. Wood cutters cut down trees to create wood logs. A wood cutter also requires an available axe. The quality or material of the axe appears to have no effect on any aspect of wood cutting - a no-quality copper axe is the same as a masterwork steel, adamantine or even wooden training axe. (The same is not true for axes in combat.) Unfortunately, it is not currently possible to assign woodcutters the same axe to use in the military as to use in civilian labour. v0.31.21

Increased skill makes cutting down trees faster.

To designate trees to be cut, you designate trees for logging using the keys d-t, then define a rectangle using the enter key. Any trees within the rectangle will then be cut down. You can also use the mouse to select trees to be cut down.

A dwarf doing woodcutting will tend to haul each pile of logs to a stockpile before going on to the next tree. Disabling wood hauling on woodcutters prevents this and lets them leave the logs where they are for your haulers to retrieve.