Upcoming2.40 Cheek End Workshop (2-Day): October 1 & 2, 2022 (South Fork, PA)

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  • 2.40 Cheek End Workshop (2-Day): October 1 & 2, 2022 (South Fork, PA)
    October 1, 2022 - October 2, 2022
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Please register by September 18, 2022! 

Certified Instructors

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


Saturday and Sunday, October 1 & 2, 2022

Up to 6 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. 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 to build a 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)

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 with a 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: TBD

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:
459 Mt. Hope Road, South Fork, Pennsylvania, 15956, United States

Description:

About the Laurel Stoneworks, South Fork, PA Workshop Site

Located near Johnstown, PA come learn the basics of dry stone walling with instructors Kim & Jerry Coggin at Laurel Stoneworks in South Central Pennsylvania.

Laurel Stoneworks, South Fork, PA Workshop Area
Laurel Stoneworks, South Fork, PA Site Area

Lodging & Dining

For information about lodging and dining please see this resource.

Local Attractions

Also this is a “must see”, make plans to visit the Eliza Furnace built in 1846. Only 40 minutes away. She is one of the few Hot Blast Furnaces that was dry stone built and still standing. .

Eliza Blast Furnace Near South Fork, PA Workshop Site