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Jumping the Level 2 Hurdle: Reprise #4–Building Up: Visual Sizing, Cutting and Shaping, Tracing

by Michael Murphy In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. But in practice there is. —  Jan van de Snepscheut BUILDING UP: VISUAL SIZING, CUTTING AND SHAPING, TRACING Going up often requires a 3-on-1 scenario. This is due to both length and material availability.  The 3-on-1 is fine. For purposes of this…

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Jumping the Level 2 Hurdle: Reprise #3–Foundations, Runners, and Imagination

In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. But in practice there is. —  Jan van de Snepscheut OCCUPY WALLHEAD: FOUNDATIONS, RUNNERS, AND IMAGINATION The base of the Level 2 test wall is shy of 3′ wide, but for round numbers let’s call it 3 feet. Let’s add 2 feet of real estate on…

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Leaping the Level 2 Hurdle: Reprise #1–The Batter Frame

THE BATTER FRAME by Michael Murphy For guided practice register for 3.40 Stringlines and Batter Frames workshop, April 18. The batter frame may be made in various ways. Personal preference lets you lay it out either on plywood, on a wall, or on concrete with a chalk line or pencil. Economy grade spruce/pine/fir/ hemlock of…

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THE DSWA-GB LEVEL 2 TIMED TEST: MAKE A WALLHEAD GREAT … AGAIN!

by Michael Murphy Michael Murphy is a Stone Trust board member currently residing in Elberta, Michigan . He is a Certified Waller & Instructor with the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain and the Dry Stone Conservancy of the United States. He was immeasurably blessed by fortune to spend much of the last five…

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