The Stone Trust Blog

foundations-2

In the last edition of Stonechat the basic principles of building foundations out of reasonably regular shaped stone were dealt with. Here we take a look at what to do with essentially triangular shaped stones. In part 1 the need for adjacent stones to butt up...

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new area - 1

The Stone Trust Needs Your Help! Wed. and Thurs. May 17 and 18, 9am - 4pm We are looking for as many volunteers as possible to help with getting ready for the May 19 - 21 workshops! The key tasks will be: ...

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DSWA standardization - 1

In addition to being Certified Master Craftsmen, Examiners for dry stone wall certification tests need to attend the Standardization event at least twice every 6 years. There is a lot to being an examiner and to the standardization event. The standardization event is...

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Menno

Menno Braam, first began working with stone in 2001. He quickly found himself drawn to its creative possibilities, and also its potential permanence. Over the years as he has developed his skills, he's striven to maintain a balance between aesthetics and structure. His experiences so...

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stringlines-video

Professional wallers build their walls with smooth even faces, and they do this while walling fast. Understanding the proper use of batter frames and string lines is what makes this possible. Check out the video series below to see a few of some...

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Tools for sale at The Stone Trust

Did you know The Stone Trust now sells tools and supplies useful for all wallers? We currently sell tools from Trow and Holden, Rebit, Micon, Sencore, & Kraft....

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drystone-construction-5

Daniel Arabella has been passionately bringing traditional drystone methods to the Midwest for seven years and incorporating it into the projects he builds for his business: Arabella Stone Co. Daniel’s extensive background in the arts and construction industries provides a cohesive of blend skills and...

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April workshops - 39

It was a busy weekend at The Stone Trust.  Over April 8&9, we had four workshops with a total of 7 instructors 58 participants!  Walling was introduced to 32 people at indoor workshops. Instructors Michael Murphy, Torben Larsen, and Michael Weitzner led participants through the fundamentals...

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STONE SHAPING - 39

Despite the late season snows, 2017 dry stone walling workshops have begun. On Friday March 31st, as the snow was coming down outside, 19 people were learning the craft at our contractors dry stone walling workshop. Braving the snow storm to get here,...

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