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Wassaic Charcoal Kilns

While down giving a presentation about stone walls and foundations at the Timber Framer’s Guild Conference in Manchester New Hampshire last weekend, Mason Lord an attendee, shared some amazing photos of the Wassaic Charcoal Kilns (also referred to as furnaces or pits).  These stone structures are of the corbeled beehive type but their large size…

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Presentation by Michael Weitzner On Townshend’s Stone Arch Bridges

Stone Arch Bridge Presentation: 2:00pm Townshend VT Town Hall. Townshend Historical Society is pleased to announce a presentation about the Townshend Stone Arch Bridges by Master Stonemason Michael Weitzner, of Thistle Stone Works in Brattleboro. Weitzner has completed an extensive Conditions Assessment of the six surviving stone arch bridges in our area; a selection of…

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The Garfinny Bridge

~ by Brian Post ~ While over in Ireland in the beginning of February, Kenneth Curran of the Dry Stone Walling Association of Ireland suggested I check out the Garfinny Bridge, a historic dry stone structure.  Arched stone bridges are seemingly everywhere in Ireland, but they are nearly aways mortared.  This bridge reportedly dates back to before…

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The Moon Bridge

Check out this video with information about Jared Flynn’s latest project.  Taking the granite block from a massive dry stone railway bridge abutment and turning it into a huge moongate feature.  This video shows excellent flythrough drone footage as of the abutment as the crew is preparing to dismantle it.  Sadly much the abutment will be with a…

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