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Our Constituents Respond to the COVID-19 Disruption with Generosity, Realism, and Patience

Dear Supporters of The Stone Trust, I wanted to share with you some of the responses we have received since announcing the postponement of our 2020 Course Schedule. They reflect generosity, realism, patience, and appreciation of the quality of programming and experience that the founders, board members, and staff have developed since our founding a…

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Jumping the Level 2 Hurdle: Reprise #4–Building Up: Visual Sizing, Cutting and Shaping, Tracing

by Michael Murphy In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. But in practice there is. —  Jan van de Snepscheut BUILDING UP: VISUAL SIZING, CUTTING AND SHAPING, TRACING Going up often requires a 3-on-1 scenario. This is due to both length and material availability.  The 3-on-1 is fine. For purposes of this…

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Events and Items of Interest, March 20

Level 1 Certification Test Underway at Stoneyard Today! Today Master Craftsman Jared Flynn, certified DSWA-GB Instructor/Examiner takes the role of examiner for seven people who have spent the week learning and applying the 5 basic rules of dry stone walling. The Level 1 certification test concludes our spring Contractors 5-Day Intensive. In December, all eight…

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Events and Items of Interest, March 13

POSTPONED: Professional wallers Greg DeLuca, Karl Gifford, Andras Lazar, Ron Neil, Brian Post, Pete Ryder, and other professional members intend to build a double-stack dry stone wall (8 to 15 feet long by 4.5 feet high) at the New Hampshire Old House & Barn Expo, March 21-22.  Come observe, learn, and talk with some pros!…

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COVID 19

At present The Stone Trust intends to continue with our spring schedule. Should schedule changes become necessary or advisable, we will inform everyone who has registered for a workshop personally and also communicate with our entire community of supporters. Our message to workshop participants is three-fold: Please protect yourself and your family from illness. Please…

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