- 2.50 Intro to Stone Shaping 6/2/19
June 2, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- 1-Day workshop
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:
Landscape Architects receive 7.5 credit hours for taking this workshop through the LA CES system.
About The Instructors:
Work on rebuilding historic walls and adding new stone features to this historic Southern NH Property. This is the site of the 2017 bridge build. Field stone from the property and quarried ledge stone are both used on this site for training.