2.40 Cheek End Workshop (Outdoor) - Sept. 25 & 26, 2021 (Dummerston, VT)
September 25, 2021 - September 26, 2021
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
EARLY BIRD pricing available until JULY 25, 2021.
Workshop registration closes SEPT. 12, 2021.
Prerequisite courses: Any 1.00 level course, or 2.10, or 2.13
Sat & Sun, Sept. 25 & 26, 2021
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 cost is $495; $475 for early birds. 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
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About The Instructors: Nick Aiken and Peter Isherwood
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Landscape Architects receive 15 credit hours for taking this workshop through the LA CES system.
Venue: The Stone Trust Center
Venue Phone: (802) 952-8600
Venue Website: thestonetrust.orgAddress:
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.