DSC's Spring 2012 Stone Dressing Clinics, First Time Offered in the USA!
The Dry Stone Conservancy was finally able to offer our long-awaited Stone Dressing Clinics this spring, geared specifically to drystone masons. After only two days posting on our website, the first class was already filled, and two more were quickly arranged to accommodate the interest!
The Clinics are designed for people who have already taken an introductory workshop and want to gain some basic skills on how to process, cut, split, shape and finish stone for various commonly-encountered drystone applications.
During the clinics, participants work with various hand, power and pneumatic tools. They learn what hammer to use with what chisel, and the right chisel for the right stone. They learn how to split stone using mauls and sledges, hammers and wedges, plugs & feathers, and wedges with a diamond blade saw cut. They discover which chisels create various surface patterns. They watch demonstrations on cutting, lifting heavy stone, and splitting stone using a hydraulic splitter. And they take home tips for tool and equipment maintenance for prolonged use.
Size: 36 items