Six participants had a great time learning all the in-depth details of working with fieldstone in Springfield VT this past weekend.
MARK JURUS (Maryland) is dedicated to the craft of dry laid stone construction as is evident in his Blog, YouTube channel and training site for workshops and certification. Quality not quantity – one project at a time.
Did you know that in addition to the walls and features at The Stone Trust Center there are some wonderful dry stone structures in and around Dummerston which are publicly accessible and built by local wallers?
During the Retaining Wall workshop, participants learned the fundamental differences between retaining walls and free standing walls.
At the Stone Shaping Workshop the focus was on the finer details of splitting boulders and field stone using feathers and wedges as well as trying out a variety of hammers and chisels.
At a sold out workshop, 16 participants learned the basics of dry stone walling in a beautiful setting at Broadview Farm.
Have you ever wondered how you work with boulders when building a stone wall? Watch this great video to see how you can split a boulder using feathers and wedges.
JOE DINWIDDIE (North Carolina) Joe began his drystone masonry career in 1997 during a revival of the craft in central Kentucky. After seven years of working with the top drystone masonry crews in Kentucky, Joe started his own business, Drystone Joe.
BRYCE HOLLINGSWORTH (Massachusetts) focuses his energy on the construction of dry stone projects primarily for residential clients in Western Massachusetts, but travels anywhere for the right job.
Several experienced wallers got to have a great time working with Master Craftsmen Dan Snow and Jared Flynn building this new permanent wall at The Scott Farm. The wall was built as a hybrid of vertical stack and herringbone techniques. Provided that there is good end wall end support this style of construction is very…