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Spring 2019 Stone Dressing Clinics!

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Learn How to Process, Cut & Dress Stone for Drystone Masonry!

This Spring we will hold two one-day Stone Dressing Clinics

Harrodsburg, Kentucky

March 16th, 2019 (Saturday)

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March 17th, 2019 (Sunday)

Description

The One Day Stone Dressing Clinics are designed for people who have already taken a workshop and would like to gain some basic skills on how to process, cut, split, shape and finish stone for various commonly-encountered drystone applications.   Participants will be working with hand and power tools.  This workshop will be led by DSC and DSWA Master Craftsman, Neil Rippingale.

Every stone has its place, but sometimes it just needs a wee bit of help.  This session will focus on various methods used for processing rough stone for its final purpose.  Learn what hammer to use with what chisel, and the right chisel for the right stone.  Learn how to split stone using hammers, plugs & feathers and a diamond blade saw.  Watch a demonstration on splitting stone using a hydraulic splitter.  Discover which chisels create various surface patterns.  Take home tips for tool and equipment maintenance for prolonged use.

Logistics

Due to the use of power tools and safety concerns, this Stone Dressing Clinic is limited to four participants, so we strongly urge you to reply quickly to guarantee your spot.   The Clinic will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., beginning with an introduction to tools, methods and safety, followed by hands-on instruction.  Work gloves, safety glasses, chisels and rock or brick hammers will be provided for those who do not already own or plan to buy them in advance.  Participants are otherwise encouraged to bring their own hand tools.  Additionally, participants from outside of central Kentucky are asked to bring samples of their local stone for tips on how to work with it.

Registration

The one-day fee for these clinics are $250.00.  The fee includes coffee and donuts, lunch, snacks, and handouts.

 

Deposits are refundable (less a $25 cancellation fee) only if we hear from you at least two weeks prior to the first day of the clinic.  Otherwise, deposits are not refundable. 

For Information about Saturday’s clinic Click Here

For Infomation about Sunday’s clinic Click Here

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Fall 2018 Workshop Schedule!!!

It is that time again!  We have a busy season planned.

Our Workshops this Fall are ready to rock!  You can pay here on our website or mail in a check.  We need registration forms as well (Page 4 of the document below).  We hope to see you guys on the wall!

September 8-9 (Saturday-Sunday) Two-Day Introductory Workshop – Learn the basics of dry stone masonry.  Tear down a fallen section of historic rock fence and rebuild it.

September 28-29 (Friday-Saturday) – Two-Day Pillar Workshop – ADVANCED – Fayette County, KY – This workshop is for those who have already taken an introductory workshop with the Dry Stone Conservancy.  The requirement is important and those who register without fulfilling this requirement will be refunded their workshop registration fee.  This workshop will entail the construction of a standard pillar and its connecting curved wall.  More advanced skill is required to participate in this workshop.

October 4-5 (Thursday-Friday) – Two-Day Pillar Workshop – ADVANCED – Fayette County, KY – This workshop is for those who have already taken an introductory workshop with the Dry Stone Conservancy.  The requirement is important and those who register without fulfilling this requirement will be refunded their workshop registration fee.  This workshop will entail the construction of a standard pillar and its connecting curved wall.  More advanced skill is required to participate in this workshop.

October 27-28 (Saturday-Sunday) Two-Day Introductory Workshop – Learn the basics of dry stone masonry.  Tear down a fallen section of historic rock fence and rebuild it.

Our workshops tend to sell out quickly.  If you find that a workshop is sold out but are interested in being on the wait-list for a workshop in the event of a cancellation, contact us at drystone.org@gmail.com

You can make a deposit here **Please note which workshop you are making a deposit for in the notes**

You can find the registration document here.

We are planning to do Certification Exams on an as needed basis.  If you are interested in pursuing you certification at any level, feel free to contact the office and we’ll work it out!

Stay tuned for more event announcements.  We hope to see you out there!

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Fall 2017 Workshop and Certification Schedule

This fall the Dry Stone Conservancy will host two introductory workshops as well as one advanced level workshop and certifications for all levels.

Introductory Workshop – September 23-24 (Sat-Sun) : Fayette Co., KY – In this introductory level workshop participants will learn about historic rock fence restoration along a classic Kentucky thoroughfare.  More information about registration and payment can be accessed by clicking here.

Introductory Workshop – October 6-7 (Fri-Sat) : Fayette Co., KY – In this introductory level workshop participants will learn about historic cemetery wall restoration.  More information about registration and payment can be accessed by clicking here.

Certification Prep Workshop – October 18-19 (Wed-Thu) : Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill – This advanced level workshop is intended for those wishing to pursue DSC certification.  The workshop will be led by DSC Master Craftsman, Neil Rippingale.  More information about registration and payment can be accessed by clicking here.

Certification Exams – October 20 & 22 (Fri & Sun) : Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill – More information can be found here.  Payment can be made here.

Robert M. Brewer National Walling Competition – October 21 (Sat) : Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill – More information about this event can be found here.

DSC Fall 2017 Workshop Schedule & Registration Form