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Fall 2017 Certification Exams!

The 2017 Fall season will culminate in late October for our twice annual certification exams.  Mason can become basic qualified, or advance their rank.

When: October 20 and 22 (Friday: Special Features/Wallheads and Sunday: Timed Test)

Where: Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, near Harrodsburg, Kentucky

More Information:  Be sure to read this – 2017 DSC Certification Program Packet

Payment and Registration:

Basic Qualified: Timed Test $150 – Payment here.

Journeyman: Timed Test $250 – Payment here.

Journeyman: Special Features Test $250 – Payment here.

Master Craftsman: Timed Test $350 – Payment here.

Master Craftsman: Special Features Test: $350 – Payment here.


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2017 Robert M. Brewer National Walling Competition!

The 2017 Robert M. Brewer National Walling Competition will be held Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill.

There are competitive classes for all skill levels.  There will also be cash and tool prizes.

Do you think you can build the best wall?

You can find the event program sheet here.

More information, registration and payment can also be found here.!

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May 2017 Workshops in Fayette County, KY

We are happy to announce two workshops in Fayette County, Kentucky at the end of May.

May 26-27 (Fri-Sat) we will offer a two-day introductory workshop.  Introductory Workshops are designed for drystone enthusiasts with little to no previous experience who would like to gain a basic understanding of drystone construction techniques.  The pace will be comfortable and participants will learn the fundamental skills needed to build and repair a typical rock fence or retaining wall. Led by DSC Master Craftsman, Neil Rippingale, it should be an excellent opportunity to learn from one of the best.  More information and registration can be found here.

May 28 (Sun) we will offer a single-day wallhead construction workshop.  This workshop will also be led by Neil Rippingale.  It will be a chance for those who have already taken a workshop and are wanting to advance some of their skill.  This course will skim over some stone dressing techniques to fabricate the stones for use in wallheads, lintel, etc.  More information, and registration can be found here.