2.50 Intro to Stone Shaping Workshop (1-Day): July 09, 2022 (Minneapolis, MN)
July 9, 2022
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Workshop registration is open until June 26, 2022.
Up to 12 participants.
Open to those who have taken at least one Level 1 workshop
(or are experienced wallers)
At this workshop you spend the day learning about how to shape stones for use in dry stone walls. Participants are introduced to a variety of stone types, and how to work with them. Both hand and power tools are demonstrated and used.
Instructors focus on efficient practices, learning how to look at a stone and judge how to shape it, as well as on proper use and care of tools. Typical types of stone include, granite, slate, local quarried schist, a mix of ‘field stone,’ ‘glacial till,’ and more. Participants are encouraged to bring samples of their local stone to practice shaping, as well as any tools they would like to learn how to better use.
It will include a portion on breaking down borders and large limestone ledge pieces for use in double stack walling. Hand tools will be primarily taught and used along with an introduction to power tools including drills and saws.
While lots of stone and other materials are handled in this workshop, this workshop does not focus on building a wall. We assume that participants taking this workshop already know at least the basics of dry stone walling. This workshop delves into stone shaping at a much greater level of detail than workshops that focus on wall building.
This workshop is intended for those wallers looking to take their stone work to the next level.
*Please note if you encounter errors or problems while registering please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (802) 952-8600, so we can correct the problem, and improve our registration process.
See one of the techniques taught in this workshop:
Landscape Architects receive 7.5 credit hours for taking this workshop through the LA CES system.
About The Instructors: TBD
Venue: Northland Landscape Nursery
Northland Landscape Nursery is one of the major stone suppliers in the Minneapolis MN area. They have teamed up with Dan Peterson at Habadapt and The Stone Trust to provide a great workshop location using stone available right at Northland.
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