Adam Washebeck, the Region One crosscut coordinator, uses a plumb bob to measure the lean of a tree he is preparing to cut down as part of a demonstration.
Instructor Bob Beckley displays the wood shavings that proper crosscut practice leaves.
Adam Washebeck, left, and Jeremy Watkins work their way through a fir tree while instructor Tom Wilson, back, discusses crosscut saw instruction.
Course instructors start to fell a tree using a crosscut saw. Throughout the sawing process the instructors would stop to offer insight into how best to teach future students of the fading art.
Bob Beckley, center, gives a lecture to the students of the traditional skills course prior to the start of their first field outing recently in the Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forest in Idaho.
Instructor Adam Washebeck reviews the cut and how problems were dealt with during the process. The duo was successfully able to fell the tree on target.