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Pair of Wallers Improve Walling Skills at Cheek End Intensive

Most Stone Trust workshops start with an existing stone feature whose structure students study before dismantling the wall (wall end, steps/stairs) and rebuilding it using time-tested techniques. Over the course of the almost fifteen years of Stone Trust training, instructors have determined this teaching method to be the most effective and efficient. The Cheek End…

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Improving Skills at the First Minnesota Workshops of the Season

To start off the summer and the 2024 workshop season in Minnesota, the Stone Trust MN had great weather for a 2-Day Introduction to Dry Stone Walling and a Cheek Rebuild Workshop. Five wallers came to the introductory workshop from a variety of backgrounds, ranging from those who work and teach in the industry to…

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Master Class: Britain’s & Ireland’s Walling Treasures: Redrawing Patterns (part 1)

Walling Treasures is an ongoing project and I do occasionally unearth more information and very (very, very) rarely get sent information (sadly I never, ever, receive nominations these days). Following the “patterns” edition (which you can of course find on wallingwonderland) back in Waller and Dyker Spring 2011 Richard Tufnell was kind enough to provide…

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Tool Guide: Batterboards, String Lines and Guides

To work efficiently, having good guides is critical. Batterboards, string lines and guides makes it possible to stay on track and build right. As with any project much of the construction set up and methods used were site and project specific and need to be considered carefully when adapting to other sites. Exclusively at the…

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Building Faces or Ends, an Enthusiastic Group of Wallers Learn Side by Side

In the middle of May, the Stone Trust Center hosted simultaneous workshops of a 2-Day Introduction to Dry Stone Walling and a Cheek Rebuild Workshop. With over twenty wallers and four instructors participating in workshops, the site was full of excitement. Two long training walls create the opportunity for large groups of enthusiastic wallers to…

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Comparing Notes on Traditional Walling Techniques at a 2-Day Intro in PA

On a nice, warm weekend in the middle of May, four wallers came to the Stone Trust PA barn to a 2-Day Introduction to Dry Stone Walling Workshop. The wallers were looking to learn the five basic principles of dry stone walling, specifically as the traditional techniques apply to geology in a region of North…

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Record Numbers at May Test Day at the Stone Trust Center

Congratulations to all newly certified wallers: Level 1 Wallers: Isaiah Clarke* Micah Franzman Jay Hartshorne Prescott Hartshorne Ben Jenkins-Provost* Elijah Karecki* Michael Maher Saman MoeinJahromi Kestrel Osman Matthew Nunn Eric Tatro Level 2 Wallers: Jackson Conn Kelly Maloney *In the spring of 2022, Ted Carter Inspired Landscapes worked with the Stone Trust to certify the…

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