2.50 Intro to Stone Shaping Workshop (1-Day): April 22, 2022 (Dummerston, VT)


  • 2.50 Intro to Stone Shaping Workshop (1-Day): April 22, 2022 (Dummerston, VT)
    April 22, 2022
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - 1-Day workshop

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

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3.30 Walling Skills Intensive (4 Days) – March 21-24, 2022 (Nashville, TN)


  • 3.30 Walling Skills Intensive (4 Days) - March 21-24, 2022 (Nashville, TN)
    March 21, 2022 - March 24, 2022
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - 3.30 workshop attendance

NEW FOR 2022! The Walling Skills Intensive (WSI) workshop is intended for the intermediate waller who desires to test for Level 2. You will understand the scoring criteria used in the DSWA Level 2 Certification Test, and you will know what areas you personally need to focus on to successfully test.

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2.13 Contractors Intro (1-Day): March 19, 2022 (Nashville, TN)


  • 2.13 Contractors Intro - March 19, 2022 (Nashville, TN)
    March 19, 2022
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This workshop is perfect for the landscape contractor interested in starting to build dry stone walls, or expand that line of work. In addition to the hands on building of a wall, there will be discussions of good work practices, pricing walls, proper foundations, etc. Over the course of the day each participant will build about 25 sq. ft. of wall, using natural round fieldstone. You will learn all the basic rules of structural walling that can be applied to any type of stone and project.

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2.60 Contractors Intensive: (5-Day): March 14 – 18, 2022 (Tennessee)


  • 2.60 Contractors Intensive (5-day): March 14-18, 2022
    March 14, 2022 - March 18, 2022
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - 5-day workshop

2.60 Contractors Intensive: (5-Day): March 14 – 18, 2022 (Tennessee) This workshop includes 4 days of training and the
Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain (DSWA-GB) Level I (Initial) certification test on the final day.

This workshop is perfect for the landscape or masonry contractor interested in starting to build dry stone walls, or expand that line of work, and gain DSWA-GB Certification.

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2.20 Retaining Wall Workshop (1 Day, Outdoor): October 24, 2021 (Mont Vernon, NH)

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  • 2.20 Retaining wall workshop (10-242021) Mont Vernon, NH
    October 24, 2021
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - 1-day workshop attendance

Participants will learn how to maximize strength for a retaining wall while following the basic rules. Foundations, drainage, perforated pipe, filter fabric, geo-textiles and more are all discussed or demonstrated. This workshop is intended to give you the information to make wise decisions on your own projects. It is well suited for both homeowners and contractors. PREREQUISITE:  any 1.00 level course, or 2.10, or 2.13

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2.40 Cheek End Workshop (2-Day, Outdoor) – October 9 & 10, 2021 (Minneapolis, MN)

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  • 2.40 Cheek End Workshop (2-Day, Outdoor) - October 9 & 10, 2021 (Minneapolis, MN)
    October 9, 2021 - October 10, 2021
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - 2-day workshop attendance

Whenever your 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 and structurally are the most vulnerable part of a wall, so it is important to get it right.

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2.70 Walling Day: July 18, 2021 (Minneapolis, MN)

Stone Trust Dry Stone Walling Workshops in Minneapolis, MN
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  • 2.70 Walling Day (7-18-2021) Minneapolis, MN
    July 18, 2021
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Come practice walling, learn new styles, and network with fellow wallers. Informal and fun, participants will build some wall, along with basic features like cheek ends, in a well-staged environment. At least one instructor will be on site to present concepts, provide support, and answer questions. Dan Peterson will be on site, but this is not a day full of instruction.

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2.50 Intro to Stone Shaping Workshop (1-Day): July 17, 2021 (Minneapolis, MN)

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  • 2.50 Intro to Stone Shaping (7-17-2021) Minneapolis, MN
    July 17, 2021
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - 1-Day workshop

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

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2.40 Cheek End Workshop (Outdoor): August 6 & 7, 2021 (Mont Vernon, NH)

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  • 2.40 Cheek End Workshop (Outdoor) - August 6 & 7 (Mont Vernon, NH)
    August 6, 2021 - August 7, 2021
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Whenever your 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 and structurally are the most vulnerable part of a wall, so it is important to get it right.

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2.41 Women’s Cheek End Workshop (Outdoor): October 22 & 23, 2021 (Mont Vernon, NH)

1.11 Women's Intro Workshop
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  • 2.41 Women's Cheek End Workshop (Outdoor) - October 22 & 23 (Mont Vernon, NH)
    October 22, 2021 - October 23, 2021
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Whenever your 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 and structurally are the most vulnerable part of a wall, so it is important to get it right.

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