Retaining Wall Workshop (1 Day, Outdoor) – August 11, 2018 (Dummerston, VT)

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  • Retaining wall workshop 8/11/18
    August 11, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - 1-day workshop attendance

Here in the Northeast, many of the walls people are building are retaining walls. While all the principals of a free standing wall apply there are additional rules and methods to follow when building retaining walls. The focus needs to be on a sound structure that will last for generations. Local round field stone will be used for this wall.

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Feature Build Workshop (2 Day, Outdoor) – May 5-6, 2018 (Dummerston, VT)

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  • Two Day Workshop: Feature Build (5/5 & 5/6/18)
    May 5, 2018 - May 6, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

his workshop is perfect for the artist, homeowner, landscaper, mason, or enthusiast looking to start learning about how to build dry stone walls, or to improve your skills. We will be building a permanent wall on Scott Farm will incorporate some artistic features. The wall will be divided up into panels with old granite curbstones set vertically. Each panel will be built in a regional style or have artistic patterning in the courses and types of stone being used. We will also be incorporating some small niches into the wall as well. The image below gives a good idea of the plan. The final designs will be determined by the stone available, and the visual statement.

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Stone Shaping Workshop (1 Day) – April 29, 2018 (Dummerston, VT)

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  • Stone Shaping 4/29/18
    April 29, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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.

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Batter Frame Workshop (1 Day, Outdoor) – April 28, 2018 – Dummerston, VT

Wallers learning to use batter frames and string lines for building dry stone walls, dry stack walls, and dry laid walls.
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  • Batter Frames Workshop 4/28/18
    April 28, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Proper set up and use of batter frames and string lines is a real challenge for many wallers. We continually hear from examiners that poor use of string lines is one of the biggest reasons that wallers fail certification tests. You will learn multiple ways to build frames and use string lines to improve the efficiency of your building process and quality of the walls you build.

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Retaining Wall Workshop (1 Day, Outdoor) – April 28, 2018 (Dummerston, VT)

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  • Retaining wall workshop 4/28/18
    April 28, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - 1-day workshop attendance

Here in the North East, many of the walls people are building are retaining walls. While all the principals of a free standing wall apply there are additional rules and methods to follow when building retaining walls. The focus needs to be on a sound structure that will last for generations. Local round field stone will be used for this wall.

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Dry Stone Steps & Stairs Workshop (1 Day, Outdoor) – April 8, 2018

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  • Stairs Workshop 4/8/18
    April 8, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - 1-day workshop attendance

This workshop is all about building dry stone steps. You will learn tips and techniques to build several types of stone steps. Layout, design, stone shaping, tool use, and methods for handling large stones will all be part of this workshop.

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