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0001674Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Jobs, Equipmentpublic2010-05-01 09:582010-08-10 00:09
Toady One 
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0001674: Dwarves assigned the woodcutting labor won't pick up axes and start cutting
summary says it all.

The original woodcutter won't release his axe after deselecting the woodcutting labor.

After making a wooden training axe, the other dwarf assigned to wood-cutting wouldn't pick up that axe.

When new dwarves appearead with already wood-cutting enabled, they brought axes, these were stockpiled, and now they won't pick up any axes.
Axes are not forbidden, are in weapon stockpile.
No tags attached.
related to 0000535acknowledged Toady One Equipping weapons/armor on military is erratic 
related to 0002906resolved Footkerchief Wood Cutters Behaving Oddly 
Issue History
2010-05-01 09:58WurmDNew Issue
2010-05-01 09:58WurmDIssue Monitored: WurmD
2010-05-01 09:59WurmDNote Added: 0005826
2010-05-01 11:55hyndisNote Added: 0005832
2010-05-01 12:16FootkerchiefIssue Monitored: Footkerchief
2010-05-03 02:10ChrissiNote Added: 0005987
2010-05-05 16:29NtheGreatNote Added: 0006216
2010-05-05 17:03NtheGreatNote Edited: 0006216bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0006216#r2315
2010-05-05 17:42FootkerchiefNote Added: 0006220
2010-07-16 09:04FootkerchiefRelationship addedparent of 0002127
2010-07-16 09:04FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0000535
2010-07-16 09:22FootkerchiefNote Added: 0010428
2010-07-16 09:22FootkerchiefTag Attached: AWAITING UPDATE
2010-07-23 07:37FootkerchiefRelationship deletedparent of 0002127
2010-07-25 06:29Toady OneNote Added: 0010952
2010-07-25 06:29Toady OneStatusnew => resolved
2010-07-25 06:29Toady OneFixed in Version => 0.31.11
2010-07-25 06:29Toady OneResolutionopen => fixed
2010-07-25 06:29Toady OneAssigned To => Toady One
2010-07-31 15:23DwarfuRelationship addedrelated to 0002906
2010-08-10 00:09DwarfuTag Detached: AWAITING UPDATE

2010-05-01 09:59   
I would like to attach a file to this report, but i'm failing at seeing how
2010-05-01 11:55   
Are you using DT? DT will not work for mining and woodcutting for some reason but works fine with other skills.

Or are you doing this in game? If in game and they are not picking up the picks/axes, do you have the pick/axes forbidden? Are they accessible?

If they're available, do you have a fortress large enough that you have an arsenal dwarf, and does the arsenal dwarf have an office to work in?
2010-05-03 02:10   
I'd like to second the Dwarf Therapist comment - make sure you aren't using Dwarf Therapist for assigning or removing assignment of woodcutters or miners. I've had this problem but only when using DT. As soon as I stopped using DT to assign them, it worked fine.
2010-05-05 16:29   
(edited on: 2010-05-05 17:03)
I have the same problem. I have enough spare axes and an arsenal dwarf. The axes are all stockpiled. The dwarf I'm trying to get to cut wood has the labor enabled and is currently doing nothing else. The arsenal dwarf is also free, and has an office. There are trees, all accessible, which are waiting to be cut down. I haven't used Dwarf Therapist at all.

I've had miners pick up pick axes on this save, and dwarves have cut down trees previously. The fact that my previous woodcutter is currently resting due to an injury might have something to do with it.

EDIT: Just solved the problem. Disbanded the military and the dwarf went and got an axe. I guess my military was hogging axes from the bed.

2010-05-05 17:42   
WurmD, we could use an answer to the DT question.
2010-07-16 09:22   
Reminder sent to: WurmD

Do you have a save that reproduces this problem in 31.10? If so, it would be helpful to upload the save to http://dffd.wimbli.com/ [^]
Toady One   
2010-07-25 06:29   
This was quite possibly fixed with the changes for 0.31.11, but I'm not 100% sure on it.