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Out of the woods

Woodsmen — and women — test skills at Cobleskill Fairgrounds

College hosts regional event

Kevin Moore, of Canandaigua, NY competing with the Finger Lakes Woodsmen team in the single buck saw during Jack and Jill relay races for the Regional Woodsman Club Lumberjack Competition at the Cobleskill Fairgrounds on Saturday, February 16, 2013.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Kevin Moore, of Canandaigua, NY competing with the Finger Lakes Woodsmen team in the single buck saw during Jack and Jill relay races for the Regional Woodsman Club Lumberjack Competition at the Cobleskill Fairgrounds on Saturday, February 16, 2013.
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Cody Zuk relies more on technique than strength when sending an ax into a log. He swings down and then up at a 45-degree angle, aiming to cut a perfect “V” into the vertical section of log. When he approaches from the other side, he takes a similar stance, this time cutting a “V” notch a little lower. “It’s like what they say in baseball,” he said. “If you swing in flat, you can’t ever ...


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