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“Always invest in good tools”–A legacy of Vermont stone mason and sculptor Terrance Dinnan

Tai Dinnan and the Stone Trust are partnering to sell the inventory of stone working tools accumulated over the career of Charlotte, Vermont stonemason and sculptor Terrence (Terry) Dinnan.  Terry died unexpectedly in April of 2021.  Tai hopes to sell these tools to artists who will put them to work, continuing in the spirit of…

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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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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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