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Tool Guide: Answers To Your Stone Buster Hammers Questions

When it comes to choosing and using stone busters, these versatile, powerful hammers and can be used with great accuracy. Always removing the worry about hitting your hand again with these hammers. Instructor Brian Post shows how the Trow and Holden Stone Buster Hammers can be used to do all kinds of trimming and shaping…

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Master Class: Tracing

Tracing is the practice of placing a stone with its longest axis running parallel to the face of the wall rather than into the wall. It is generally accepted that tracing is a poor practice as placing stones with their longest axis into the wall greatly reduces their potential to become displaced during settlement. It…

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Self-organizing made for easy, fun work at the final Women’s Intro of 2022

A great group of twelve women participated in the last Women’s 1-day Introduction to Dry Stone Walling Workshop of 2022. You came with a variety of skills and experience in related spheres–carpentry, restoration gardening, landscape architecture. Some of you are self-taught, having built or rebuilt walls on your property, and you’re looking for a solid…

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Tool Guide: Where to Start and Other Questions from Beginner Wallers

We are often asked the question from beginner wallers, “What tools should I start with?” and “How do I begin assembling the tools I will need to go forward?” You may be considering what one-day intro or two intro workshop  you would like to sign-up for our upcoming 2023 Workshop season or perhaps working on…

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Master Class: Random Walling: Part 3

The content below was copied with the generous permission of the author Sean Adcock.  This Master Class article originally appeared in the Autumn 2009 issue of Stonechat, produced by the North Wales Branch of the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Brittan.  This entire issue of Stonechat, and many more, are available at http://www.dswales.org.uk/Stonechat.html   Thank…

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November Waller of the Month: Terrapin Landscapes

TERRAPIN LANDSCAPES (Maine) — Terrapin Landscapes is a full-service outfit specializing in design, installation, and maintenance of quality hardscapes and softscapes. Over the last five years they have established a presence in the dry stone community with multiple projects that have incorporated dry stone walls and columns, as well as various dry stone features.

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