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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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Certification Success at October Contractor’s Intensive in Minnesota

A few words from instructor and site champion, Dan Peterson We had a great autumn week for the second Contractor’s Intensive workshop in Minnesota.  The weather was a change from last year with no snow, and pleasant temperatures in the high thirties in the morning and into the low sixties by afternoon with lots of…

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Learning to Build by Repairing a Wall in Minnesota

A group of novice dry stone wallers came to a one-day introductory workshop this weekend in Minnesota to learn the five basic principles of dry stone walling. All but one were local to Minnesota. One waller came from Iowa. The Upper Midwest walling community continues to grow! Thank you to instructor and site champion, Dan…

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Familiar Faces Return to Learn Stone Shaping in Minnesota

The Stone Trust MN welcomed three familiar faces to the stone shaping workshop at the beginning of July. Two participants returned to add to what they learned in introduction and cheek end workshops. They wanted to learn more about the tools and stone they have been building with.  One participant came to the workshop having…

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First Minnesota Dry Stone Training of the Season

Beautiful, windy weather for building walls and splitting stones! A note from instructor, Dan Peterson What a weekend for the most recent Minneapolis Stone Trust intro and cheekend workshops.  We had participants from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and North Dakota enthusiastically working on general walling and cheeks.  The weather here has been exceptionally dry (seems…

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