- 2.40 Cheek End Workshop (2-Day, Outdoor) - Oct. 10 & 11, 2020 (Barre, VT)
October 10, 2020 - October 11, 2020
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- 2-day workshop attendance
Please register by October 4, 2020. Thank you.
Prerequisite courses: Any 1.00 level course, or 2.10, or 2.13
Whenever you’re building a wall, sooner or later it must come to an end. A cheek end is the typical way to end a wall. It is also called a wall end, wall head, or square end. Cheek ends are a particular challenge to build well. Structurally they are the most vulnerable part of a wall, so it is important to get it right.
This workshop gives participants first-hand experience building this tricky structural component. Working with a partner, each student dismantles and rebuilds a cheek end on a freestanding wall about 54″ tall. The two-day format allows time to familiarize yourself with the building process, including setting up a frame to guide the build and the stone shaping needed to accomplish the task. Of particular importance, participants learn to plan ahead so each stone is used to its maximum value. The end goal of the workshop is for each pair to build structurally stable cheek end.
This workshop is ideally suited to the contractor or avid homeowner, as well as to those thinking of testing Level II (3.90) in the future. It is a pared-down version of the Walling Skills Intensive (3.30)
This workshop will be rebuilding a section wall in the Vermont Granite Museum in Barre VT. The two-day format allows more time for questions about your specific projects, as well as to learn stone-shaping basics, and even splitting stones using feathers and wedges.
This workshop is suited to beginners and those with previous experience. The workshop will run 9:00 am-5:00 pm each day 1/2 hour lunch break. Prerequisite courses: Any 1.00 level course, or 2.10, or 2.13.
*Please note if you encounter errors or problems while registering please email [email protected] or call (802) 952-8600, so we can correct the problem, and improve our registration process.
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Learn about the Stone Trust and see what a two day workshop is like:
Landscape Architects receive 15 credit hours for taking this workshop through the LA CES system.
Venue: Vermont Granite Museum
Venue Phone: 802.476.4605
Venue Website: http://www.vtgranitemuseum.orgAddress:
The Vermont Granite Museum was founded by a coalition of over 300 Central Vermont citizens in 1994 as way to preserve the story and memories of our community’s granite industry. Since that time we have worked relentlessly to salvage the historic Jones Brothers Manufacturing plant and turn it into a museum. Our building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Construction started in 1998, and capital improvements are made every year. We are still under development which means that we are working hard to complete the construction of the museum while also hosting guests and giving tours, designing exhibits, presenting events, and teaching workshops. Our wonderful Ex. Director, Scott McLaughlins works with a team of volunteers to keep us open to tourists and visiting organizations during the summer. We have a number of great events this year so please visit our events page to discover what you might attend. We especially welcome the opportunity to host group visits or rent our facility for special events and conferences. Please call Scott McLaughlin at 802-476-4605, to arrange a special museum visit or to arrange an event.