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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 #2–Managing Materials and Space

In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. But in practice there is. —  Jan van de Snepscheut DECONSTRUCTION AND CONSTRUCTION: MANAGING MATERIAL AND SPACE The Level 2 timed test requires dismantling an existing wallhead and then building a new one with the same material. There is usually a surplus of additional stone staged…

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Waller of the Month: Menno Braam

Menno Braam, first began working with stone in 2001. He quickly found himself drawn to its creative possibilities, and also its potential permanence. Over the years as he has developed his skills, he’s striven to maintain a balance between aesthetics and structure. His experiences so far have led to several awards, and have given him…

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Waller of the Month: Daniel Arabella

Daniel Arabella has been passionately bringing traditional drystone methods to the Midwest for seven years and incorporating it into the projects he builds for his business: Arabella Stone Co. Daniel’s extensive background in the arts and construction industries provides a cohesive of blend skills and a fresh approach to a traditional craft. Daniel takes an…

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