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3.40 Stringlines & Batter Frames

3.40 Stringlines & Batter Frames
3.40 Stringlines & Batter Frames

3.40 Stringlines & Batter Frames Workshop Overview:

This workshop is all about how to build and use guides for dry stone walling. We will show you different methods and materials to build batter frames for a variety of situations. Participants will split up into small groups to practice various techniques. Learn tips and tricks for correctly using string lines and how to prevent common errors. Learn how to determine the appropriate dimensions for the walls, correct batter angle, and what to do for special features and unusual circumstances.

As part of this workshop you will be set up with a DSWA-GB instructor to mentor you through the process of preparing for your Level II test.  The mentor will be able to review photos of your practice work and provide additional tips, feedback, and encouragement through phone, email, and other communication methods.

Certified DSWA-GB Instructors will guide participants through the process of building a dry stone wall.  There will be no more than 4 students per instructor, so there is an excess of direct interaction with the instructors.  Most workshops have 2 instructors with up to 8 participants.

This course is commonly taught at:

Critical Information:

Requirements:

  • Prior to taking this workshop you should have taken an introductory workshop.
  • This course requires that you complete four consecutive days of strenuous physical activity. Please talk with a TST staff member if you are concerned about your ability to complete this.
  • All activities are outdoors. Wear appropriate clothing for the time and place. You must wear close-toed work shoes and safety glasses. Gloves are recommended. Ear and breathing protection will be available for portions of the workshop where these are necessary. If you have personal devices that you prefer, that is fine.
  • Bring you own lunch and refreshments. Water is provided.
  • The workshop will run from 9:00am-5:00pm with a 1/2 hour lunch break.
  • Participants are encouraged to bring and use their own tools.  Additional tools needed are provided.

Detailed info will be emailed to you once you register including what to bring and directions.

Licensed Landscape Architects can receive 30 LA CES credits for participating in this workshop.

Upcoming 3.40 Stringlines & Batter Frames Workshops:

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All Upcoming Dry Stone Waller (3.00) Level Courses


  • 3.20 Flagging/Patio Workshop: (1-Day), June 25, 2022 (Nashville, TN)
    1 day workshop attendance
    June 24, 2022
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Have a patio or walk way to build? This is the workshop for you!

Learn the fundamentals of patio construction in a fun, energetic, hands-on environment. While not strictly dry stone walling, flat-work is a common part of many projects. Doing a good job starts with a good foundation, and finishes with an attractive pattern of stone. This workshop will teach you how to do flat-work that stays flat and attractive for decades.


  • 3.20 Flagging/Patio Workshop: (1-Day), July 09, 2022 (Mont Vernon, NH)
    1 day workshop attendance
    July 9, 2022
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Have a patio or walk way to build? This is the workshop for you!

Learn the fundamentals of patio construction in a fun, energetic, hands-on environment. While not strictly dry stone walling, flat-work is a common part of many projects. Doing a good job starts with a good foundation, and finishes with an attractive pattern of stone. This workshop will teach you how to do flat-work that stays flat and attractive for decades.


  • 3.10 Dry Stone Steps & Stairs Workshop (1-Day): July 10, 2022 (Mont Vernon NH)
    1-day workshop attendance
    July 10, 2022
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This workshop is all about building dry stone steps. You will learn tips and techniques to build several types of stone steps. Layout, design, stone shaping, tool use, and methods for handling large stones will all be part of this workshop.


  • 2.80 Test Preparation Workshop: (1-Day): August 13, 2022 (Dummerston, VT)
    August 13, 2022
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • 3.80 Test Preparation Workshop: (1-Day): August 13, 2022 (Dummerston, VT)
    August 13, 2022
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This workshop is intended for those planning to take a Level 1 or Level 2 certification test. Learning tips and tricks to help you pass, while you practice build for your test.


  • 2.80 Test Preparation Workshop: (1-Day): September 10, 2022 (Dummerston, VT)
    September 10, 2022
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • 3.80 Test Preparation Workshop: (1-Day): September 10, 2022 (Dummerston, VT)
    September 10, 2022
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This workshop is intended for those planning to take a Level 1 or Level 2 certification test. Learning tips and tricks to help you pass, while you practice build for your test.


  • 2.90 Fall Certification Test Day: September 22, 2022 (Dummerston, VT)
    1 Day attendance
    September 22, 2022
    8:15 am - 6:30 pm
  • 3.90 Fall Certification Test Day: September 22, 2022 (Dummerston, VT)
    1 Day attendance
    September 22, 2022
    8:15 am - 6:30 pm
  • 4.90 Fall Certification Test Day: September 22, 2022 (Dummerston, VT)
    1 Day attendance
    September 22, 2022
    8:15 am - 6:30 pm

Testing Levels Initial, Intermediate and Advanced (Part B). Thursday, September 23, 2020. NOTE: You must hold the previous level certification to sign up for any test above level 1. THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE is August 11th! NO LATE REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.


  • 2.90 Fall Certification Test Day: September 23, 2022 (Dummerston, VT)
    1 Day attendance
    September 23, 2022
    8:15 am - 6:30 pm
  • 3.90 Fall Certification Test Day: September 23, 2022 (Dummerston, VT)
    1 Day attendance
    September 23, 2022
    8:15 am - 6:30 pm
  • 4.90 Fall Certification Test Day: September 23, 2022 (Dummerston, VT)
    1 Day attendance
    September 23, 2022
    8:15 am - 6:30 pm

Testing Levels Initial, Intermediate and Advanced (Part B). Thursday, September 23, 2020. NOTE: You must hold the previous level certification to sign up for any test above level 1. THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE is August 11th! NO LATE REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.


  • 3.20 Flagging/Patio Workshop: (1-Day), October 22, 2022 (Mont Vernon, NH)
    1 day workshop attendance
    October 22, 2022
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Have a patio or walk way to build? This is the workshop for you!

Learn the fundamentals of patio construction in a fun, energetic, hands-on environment. While not strictly dry stone walling, flat-work is a common part of many projects. Doing a good job starts with a good foundation, and finishes with an attractive pattern of stone. This workshop will teach you how to do flat-work that stays flat and attractive for decades.


  • 3.10 Dry Stone Steps & Stairs Workshop (1-Day): October 23, 2022 (Mont Vernon NH)
    1-day workshop attendance
    October 23, 2022
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This workshop is all about building dry stone steps. You will learn tips and techniques to build several types of stone steps. Layout, design, stone shaping, tool use, and methods for handling large stones will all be part of this workshop.


  • 3.10 Dry Stone Steps & Stairs Workshop (1-Day): November 20, 2022 (Nashville, TN)
    1-day workshop attendance
    November 20, 2022
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This workshop is all about building dry stone steps. You will learn tips and techniques to build several types of stone steps. Layout, design, stone shaping, tool use, and methods for handling large stones will all be part of this workshop.


  • 3.20 Flagging/Patio Workshop: (1-Day), November 21, 2022 (Nashville, TN)
    1 day workshop attendance
    November 21, 2022
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Have a patio or walk way to build? This is the workshop for you!

Learn the fundamentals of patio construction in a fun, energetic, hands-on environment. While not strictly dry stone walling, flat-work is a common part of many projects. Doing a good job starts with a good foundation, and finishes with an attractive pattern of stone. This workshop will teach you how to do flat-work that stays flat and attractive for decades.