Expired2.50 Intro to Stone Shaping Workshop (1-Day), June 2, 2019 (Mont Vernon, NH)

Dry Stone Wall Stone Shaping Course at The Stone Trust
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  • 2.50 Intro to Stone Shaping 6/2/19
    June 2, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - 1-Day workshop

Certified Instructors.

Up to 12 participants.

Open to those who have taken at least one Level 1 workshop (or are experienced wallers)

Sunday, June 2, 2019

This workshop will spend the day learning about how to shape stones for use in dry stone walls. Participants will be introduced to a variety of stone types, and how to work with them. Both hand and power tools will be demonstrated and used.

The stone shaping will focus on efficient practices, learning how to look at a stone and judge how to shape it, as well as proper use and care of tools. Typical types of stone will likely include, granite, slate, local quarried schist, a mix ‘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.

While lots of stone and other materials will be handled as part of this workshop, this workshop will not focus on building a wall. The assumption is that participants taking this workshop already know at least the basics of dry stone walling. This workshop will delve into stone shaping and to 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 Brian Post 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:

Judy Rand shaping a through stone

Landscape Architects receive 7.5 credit hours for taking this workshop through the LA CES system.

About The Instructors:

Brian Post

BRIAN POST, a Certified DSWA-GB Master Craftsman and Licensed Landscape Architect, started building walls at age 10…

Pete Ryder

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

Jordan Keyes

JORDAN KEYES’ work with The Stone Trust and walling has become the confluence of personal and professional pursuits.

Venue:  

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

Description:

About Broadview Farm

Broadview Farm in Mont Vernon NH hosts Stone Trust walling workshops throughout the year. Located nearby to services and recreation, the training site is located amidst fields and woodland in historic Mont Vernon.

The site includes multiple training walls that are periodically rebuilt in workshops as well as a number of dry stone features that are more permanent.  Two free-standing training walls host multiple types of workshops. Quarried Stone from Alstead NH comprises the 40’ all while local NH fieldstone comprises the 65’ long training wall.  A workshop fieldstone retaining wall was added in 2018 as well.

A number of feature builds are more permanent at the site.

  • Arched bridge
  • Tall garden wall
  • Bee Keep (construction in process)
  • Curved Walls (Level 3 feature builds)

Additional elements being added in anticipation of 2021 workshops include 4 sets of steps/stairs and 12 flagging stations.

Broadview Farm Stone Trust workshop site wall

Directions

Broadview Farm is located at 2 Lamson Road in Mont Vernon NH. From the general store in the center of Mont Vernon proceed north on Rt 13 one mile. Turn left on Lamson Road and proceed 200′. Follow signs left into the field access road.

Manchester Airport (MHT) is approximately 30 Minutes from the training site.

Lodging

There are many national hotel chains in Merrimack, Manchester, and Nashua. The Merrimack hotels are 25 minutes from BVF, while others are approximately 30 minutes away. Both Manchester and Nashua have a wide variety of dining and entertainment options.

An upscale option is the Bedford Village Inn in Bedford NH.

Dining

Local Attractions

  • Historic stone arch bridges in Hillsborough NH and surrounding area
  • Shopping at Merrimack Outlet Mall or Mall of NH in Manchester
  • Lamson Farm outdoor recreation area. This 250 acre historic town owned farm is a half mile from BVF.