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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)


March 17th, 2019 (Sunday)


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.


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.


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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