CURTIS GRAY (Massachusetts) — Curtis brings to his work many years of experience with many different types of stone. A DSWA Level 2-certified stonemason, he is known to work just five minutes from home or travel for weeks at a time to enjoy different areas and projects.
We often put a lot of thought into what would be just right for the waller in our life . That said, sometimes letting them choose exactly what they want might be the right choice. Select a pre-defined amount or choose your own, the Stone Trust Gift Card can be used towards workshops, certifications or…
Sometimes we just don’t know what exactly they want, so let them choose! Select a pre-defined amount or choose your own, the Stone Trust Gift Card can be used towards workshops, certifications or throughout the Stone Trust Shop.
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Why would you need four edges on a hammer? This 4 carbide edged trimming hammer manufactured by Trow and Holden of Barre, VT has several unique capabilities that more common two-sided style share, however offers even greater
Written by Alan Brooks and Sean Adcock this is the fourth edition of the extensive Dry Stone Walling: A Practical Handbook is often referred to as the “bible” by wallers . This thorough handbook covers every topic related to proper dry stone walling.
If we take an idealised simplified example of a structure built out of perfect stone laid one upon the other. This structure is in compression and the weak points (the joints) stressed evenly; the whole width of the joint is in compression. As the structure gets higher it becomes less stable. the same thing will…
Michael lives in the Boston area and does work throughout New England. He focuses on projects involving historic preservation and renovation, especially those projects where he can work with other wallers and engage the community at large.
Used for striking chisels. While more of a traditional carving tool than a walling tool, some wallers love these hammers when working with chisels. The curved surface allows for good contact between the hammer and chisel with out needing to have the hammer squared up to the chisel. Made in Spain. 2-1/2 lb weight.
Dry stone walls – the thousands of miles of stone ribbon stretching across the landscapes of the Scottish Highlands, Yorkshire Dales and Cotswolds – use construction methods which have existed for thousands of years. Indeed, dry stone structures in the Orkney Islands and Ireland are even older than the Egyptian pyramids. A dry stone wall…