Saturday, March 18, 2017

1 SPOT REMAINING! - WOW - Women Only Dry Laid Stone Workshop April 22-23

WOW - Women Only Dry Laid Stone Workshop 

April 22-23 2017, Saturday - Sunday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm 
Hampstead Maryland USA

$350.00 WOW Workshop

Freestanding Wall ~ PA Fieldstone $350, All Levels, 2-Day Kim currently holds a Level Two Certificate from the DSWA, is a Certified Instructor, and serves as a member of the Board of Directors for The Stone Trust in Vermont.

Join us along with Instructor Kim Coggin for this special weekend workshop designed specifically for women. Alongside other women interested in the craft of dry laid stone, you will learn the necessary skills to build a 4' Freestanding wall with PA Field Stone and other local stone. PA fieldstone is a local stone to our region which can be purchased at any stone yard in and around the surrounding states. Introductory workshops will teach the basics of a 4 foot freestanding dry laid stone wall. Kim will cover key rules and principles of building a proper dry laid stone structure. In addition the use of small tools, safety, job planning, wall frames, terminology and so much more. "Try Before You Buy Tools” 

Friday, March 10, 2017

2017 First Day Of Walling - YIPPIE

20 ft Long x 24"-28" High Butler Stone mixed with old Marriottsville Stone w/4 Blue stone steps.
3/8/2017 Wednesday was the first day of walling!  Nothing is better than working with stone.  All I could think about all day was I LOVE MY JOB!!!.  Feels so good to put a wall up in a day, after waiting all winter for this day to come. 

Andy having a great time learning how to ride a heavy load as the little dingo moves 500 + pounds
This has been such a great job for me since I'm working with Andy McEvoy on his client's project in Woodbine MD. I rarely have the opportunity to work with other wallers. Andy moved back from Maine with his wife. Andy had worked with a great waller Matt Carter ( DSWA Level 3 ) back in Maine.  
Andy's client was looking to have a larger flat space and a wheelchair access. We spent the first 5 days prepping along with building the new updated four PA Colonial Blue stones. Which I feather and wedged according to Andy's direction. 

Double sided small seating wall. Just a few of the tools used on the job.

Strip out of wall along with blue stone patio. Plus 3 truck loads of 8" bedding sand hauled off site. 

My little Dingo TX420 even had a playmate ( spanking brand new Kubota SLV75) from across the street, come and help for a day. Andy did a stellar job learning how to operate the new hand controls. His ability to adapt is just one of the many skill sets which makes it a true pleasure to work with him. 

More to come in the weeks to come. 

Do you have a Stone Project?  2017 season has just began.  Let me help you ........ dream BIG!