Events Run By Professional Members

This page lists workshops and other events that professional members of The Stone Trust are doing—which are independent of The Stone Trust.  The Stone Trust is not involved in the content or running of these events.  For more information on them please use the event contact.

Event Title: Gravestone Restoration and Repair Workshop.

Pro Member: Brian Post – Standing Stone Landscape Architecture

Location: Reading VT

Event Date:  September 16 & 17  Saturday – Sunday  9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Event Description:

The Reading Cemetery Commission is pleased to announce our 2nd annual gravestone restoration workshop!  This is a hands-on training on the conservation and maintenance of cemetery monuments and gravestones.  Brian Post of Standing Stone Landscape Architecture will be leading these interactive events at South Reading Cemetery.  The two-day event will teach basic conservation and repair techniques.  Participants will learn how to safely clean, level, and repair broken headstones and monuments all while actually restoring our local cemetery!  The trainings are free and all who attend are welcome to help perform the work, photograph, or simply observe.

WHEN:     Saturday, September 16th & Sunday, September 17th.

TIME:       9:00 am – 4:30 pm, although training emphasis will be from 9:00 to Noon both days

WHERE:   South Reading Cemetery, Reading, VT.

COST:       None

Directions to South Reading Cemetery:  From the Village of Felchville on Route 106, drive West on Tyson Road for 3.0  miles; take a right onto Park Circle Road; in 0.1 miles turn right onto Malagash Road; in another 0.1 miles you will see the cemetery on your right.  For those of you using GPS navigation the street address is 90 Malagash Road, Proctorsville, VT.

Come prepared:  Dress in layers for the weather in clothing you don’t mind getting dirty. Wear sturdy shoes and gloves.  Bring an extra shovel if you have one.  Other materials will be provided.

To RSVP or for more information please contact Cemetery Commissioner Adam Kozlowski; (801) 389-6070; adamkozlowski45@gmail.com

Hope to see you there!

The Reading Cemetery Commissioners:  Adam Kozlowski,  Kevin Kaija, and Susan Goodhouse

Event Web Address:

Event Contact: Adam Kozlowski; (801) 389-6070; adamkozlowski45@gmail.com

Event Title: Flatwork Workshop, Patios-Walkways, Edging

Pro Member: Mark Jurus – Rocking Walls

Location: Hampstead MD

Event Date:  Oct 7, 2017 Saturday, 8:30-5:30 $275.00 1 Day

Event Description:

(Level 1 & 2, Homeowner – Contractor)

– Learn how to build a Bluestone Patio with both Irregular Flagstone, Squares and Rectangles.

The focus of the workshop was based on teaching:
• 2 methods of base
• 2 types of stone Colonial PA Blue stone – 1) Squares and Rectangles 2) Irregular standup
• 3 methods of edging
• How to use – basic overview of how to operate, be safe with equipment and tools such as walk behind plate compactor, gas cut off saw, feather and wedges with a hammer drill
• Tricks and tips of basic tools for the job
• How to draw your own square and rec pattern
• Determining dig depth for excavating
• Sub-base, Geo-Grid, Base, Sand

Event Web Address: http://www.rockinwalls.com/p/workshops.html

Event Contact: Mark@RockinWalls.com

Event Title: Fundamental building skills/practices, Hand tools

Pro Member: Mark Jurus – Rockin Walls

Location: Hampstead MD

Event Date:  Oct 7, 2017 Saturday, 8:30-5:30 $275.00 1 Day

Event Description:

(Level 1 & 2, Homeowner – Contractor)

-You can’t begin to spell words if you don’t understand the alphabet! HIGHLY SUGGEST THIS WORKSHOP BEFORE TAKING ANY OTHER WALLING WORKSHOPS

Highly suggest this workshop to everyone even if you’re a contractor. Why? Learn all about different all frames, how to use them, build them and why you need them! What is a batter and why! Also learn hands on how to build 2 styles of foundations. Basic overview of tools of the trade. Last but least how to read stone and how to put it to the best use!
BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE!!!…. Assessing Space, Planning, Wall terminology. Learning the Fundamentals is the starting point for any waller. A skill set which will be needed for any project regardless of size.

You can’t read this in a book to understand the most important parts of walling. “The Back End”. Rockin Walls was the first to offer this workshop in 2016 – Why because you can’t begin to spell words if you don’t understand the alphabet. Don’t belittle the basics. You’ll be ready to rock at any future workshops. Accelerating learning is priceless.

Note: This workshop is 50/50 How To vs Hands On.

Event Web Address: http://www.rockinwalls.com/p/workshops.html

Event Contact: Mark@RockinWalls.com

Event Title: Walling Workshop

Pro Member: Mark Jurus – Rockin Walls

Location: Hampstead MD

Event Date:  Oct 21, 2017 Saturday, 8:30-5:30 $275.00 1 Day

Event Description:

(Level 1 & 2, Homeowner – Contractor)

-This 1-Day workshop covers the same key topics as the 2 Day Freestanding wall workshop mixed in with some cross over from the Fundamental Workshop. Designed for those who have taken workshops or who are ready to get to work walling. This workshop also allows for a little more flexibility course content based on participants.

Event Web Address: http://www.rockinwalls.com/p/workshops.html

Event Contact: Mark@RockinWalls.com

Event Title: Freestanding Wall Workshop

Pro Member: Mark Jurus – Rockin Walls

Location: Hampstead MD

Event Date:  Nov 4-5, 2017 Saturday – Sunday, 8:30-4:30 $375.00 2 Day

Event Description:

(Level 1 & 2, Homeowner – Contractor)

The Freestanding Wall workshop is an Introduction into the basic skills of Dry Stone Masonry. Over two days we will cover the fundamentals of Dry Stone Construction, Theory, History, The Uses of Dry Stone in the present day, How to determine the size of a batter frame for your project, how to set a frame, selecting the right stone for the right place in the wall which develops confidence, efficiency and the importance of rhythm and minimizing unproductive actions, but not at the expense of quality. “Try Before You Buy Tools”

Event Web Address: http://www.rockinwalls.com/p/workshops.html

Event Contact: Mark@RockinWalls.com