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Upcoming2.40 Cheek End Workshop (Outdoor) – May. 4 & 5, 2019 (Dummerston, VT)

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  • 2.40 Cheek End Workshop (Outdoor) - May. 4 & 5, 2019 (Dummerston, VT)
    May 4, 2019 - May 5, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

 Certified Instructors

Prerequisite courses: Any 1.00 level course, or 2.10, or 2.13.
Sat & Sun, May 4 & 5, 2019   $475

Whenever your 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 and structurally are the most vulnerable part of a wall, so it is important to get it right.

Cheek ends are particularly tricky to build well, and this workshop will give participants first hand experience with this.  Working as a partner with another participant, each pair will dismantle and rebuild a cheek end on a freestanding wall about 54″ tall.   The two day format will give participants time get familiar with how to build a cheek end.  Setting up a frame to guide the build and the stone shaping needed to accomplish the task are all included.  Of particular importance is learning to plan ahead so each stone is used to its maximum value.  The end goal of the workshop is for each pair to build structural stable cheek end.

This workshop is ideally suited to the contractor or avid home owner as well as those thinking of testing Level II (3.90) in the future.  It is a paired down version of the Walling Skills Intensive (3.30)

This workshop is taught co-currently with 1.20 so participants in that workshop will be rebuilding adjoining sections of straight wall.

This workshop will be rebuilding sections of wall in the masters feature park. The site is prepared for an ideal learning environment. The two day format gives more time questions about your specific projects, learning stone shaping basics, and even splitting stones using feathers and wedges.

This workshop will follow the typical two-day format. It is suited to beginners and those with previous experience. The cost is $475. 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 Brian Post or call (802) 490-9607, so we can correct the problem, and improve our registration process.

About The Instructors:

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:  

Venue Phone: (802) 952-8600

Venue Website:

Address:
707 Kipling Rd, Dummerston, Vermont, 05301, United States

Description:

Located on Scott Farm, The Stone Trust Center is home to North America’s only indoor dry stone walling training and certification facility.  Outside is the Master Feature Park with all the features that can be used in the Advanced and Master Craftsman tests.  There is also a mini walling park where visitors can practice stacking small stones at table height.

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The Landmark Trust USA has 3 restored historic homes available as places to stay.   The Sugarhouse sleeps 2, the Kipling Carriage House sleeps 4, and the Dutton Farm House sleeps 8 people. All of these places to stay are with in a mile and a half of the The Stone Trust Center.  If coming with a group please check for availability.