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Batter Frames and String Lines: One Day Indoor

Wallers learning to use batter frames and string lines for building dry stone walls, dry stack walls, and dry laid walls.

Workshop Level: 2 & 3.  Up to 16 Participants with Certified Instructors Brian Post, Michael Weitzner, and Seth Harris.  Open to those who have taken at least one Level 1 workshop (or are experienced wallers) . $293

Sunday May 7th, 2017

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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.

This workshop is great to take in lead up to any certification test!

Click here for more information about Level 2 workshops.

Click here for more information about Level 3 workshops.

This workshop is intended for those wallers looking to take their stone work to the next level.

This workshop is intended for wallers who have taken one or more prior workshops, are level 1 or higher certified, or have experience building stone walls.  The workshop begins at 8:30am and ends at 4:30pm with a 1/2 hr break for lunch at noon.  The cost is $293.

This workshop is great to take in lead up to any certification test!

Click here for more information about Level 2 workshops.

Click here for more information about Level 3 workshops.

*Please note if you encounter errors or problems while registering please email Brian Post or call (802) 490-9607, so we can correct the problem, and improve our registration process.
Batter frames and String lines used to make corner
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Landscape Architects receive 7.5 credit hours for taking this workshop through the LA CES system.

Images of Batter Frame Styles taught in this workshop

About The Instructors:

BRIAN POST owns and operates Standing Stone Landscape Architecture, a design build firm specializing in dry stone construction, in Springfield, VT.  Brian is the only certified waller who is also a Licensed Landscape Architect.  Having knowledge from both the design world and the walling world gives Brian unique insights when teaching.  Brian is one of six DSWA-GB certified Master Craftsmen (Level IV) in the USA, and is also a certified instructor.  Brian is also the Executive Director of The Stone Trust.

MICHAEL WEITZNER became a full time dry stone waller in 1993. In 2003 he attained his DSWA-GB Master Craftsman Certification. He has lived in Switzerland, Spain, England, and Scotland, before settling down in Brattleboro, VT. Michael has a strong interest in historic preservation and has become involved in historic bridge preservation. Michael was one of the founders of The Stone Trust in 2010, and is the owner of Thistle Stone Works. http://www.thistlestoneworks.com

SETH HARRIS  Holds DSWA-GB Intermediate (Level II) and Instructor Certification.  He is the proprietor of Foxchair Mountain Craftsmen in Springfield, VT.  Seth specializes in many types of historic crafts including stonework, fine woodworking, and blacksmithing.  He is a skilled waller and instructor, with a love of good tools and their use.

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