Upcoming2.40 Cheek End Workshop (Outdoor): Aug. 28 & 29, 2020 (Mont Vernon, NH)

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  • 2.40 Cheek End Workshop (Outdoor) - Aug 28 & 29, 2020 (Mont Vernon, NH)
    August 28, 2020 - August 29, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Please register by August 23, 2020! 

Certified Instructors

Prerequisite courses:  Any 1.00 level course, or 2.10, or 2.13


Sat & Sun, August 28 & 29, 2020

Up to 4 participants.

We are currently registering workshops at half capacity due to COVID-19. If you have trouble registering for a workshop, please contact us: info@thestonetrust.org.

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 rebuilds sections of wall in the masters feature park. The site is prepared for an ideal learning environment. 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 info@thestonetrust.org or call (802) 952-8600, so we can correct the problem, and improve our registration process.

About The Instructors:

Pete Ryder

PETE RYDER got the walling bug in 2015 at a workshop at The Stone Trust. After 32 years in aerospace engineering…

See what a two day workshop is all about:

Dry Stone wall head or cheek end being built in contractors workshop
dry stone wall cheek end built of sugar ledge goshen stone

Landscape Architects receive 15 credit hours for taking this workshop through the LA CES system.

Venue:  

Address:
2 Lamson Road, Mont Vernon, New Hampshire, 03057, United States

Description:

Work on rebuilding historic walls and adding new stone features to this historic Southern NH Property.  This is the site of the 2017 bridge build.  Field stone from the property and quarried ledge stone are both used on this site for training.