Cordwood Workshop Kinstone Chapel 8/10/2013

The final cordwood workshop of the year took place on August 10, 2013 at the Kinstone Chapel near Fountain City, Wisconsin.  This was a one day workshop and featured an hour of classroom and three (2 hour) mortaring sessions.  It was a rousing success.  Good people, good venue, good results.  We also had the great good fortune to have a master thatcher on site.  William Cahill, who was sponsored by the Smithsonian to thatch the Jamestown colony buildings, is also doing the Chapel.

Kinstone from the road

Kinstone from the road

Here some photos of the good and dear folks and the progress made.

How do you know if your mortar is correct, why, with the snowball test of course.

How do you know if your mortar is correct, why, with the snowball test of course.

How do you know if your mortar beads are correct? Why with a M-I-M stick of course (mortar-insulation-mortar).

How do you know if your mortar beads are correct? Why with a M-I-M stick of course (mortar-insulation-mortar).

The walls they are a-risin'

The walls they are a-risin’

Happy mortaring crew!

Happy mortaring crew!

Such a good looking group of cordwoodies.

Such a good looking group of cordwoodies.

Planning their work, working their plan.

Planning their work, working their plan.

William Cahill, master thatcher.  roofthatch.com

William Cahill, master thatcher. http://www.roofthatch.com

An example of William's work in Nashville, Indiana.

An example of William’s work in Nashville, Indiana.

Tuck pointing with a paint brush.  Smooths out all the little fingerprints and lines.  Taught to us by David Morganstern.

Tuck pointing with a paint brush. Smooths all the little fingerprints and lines. Taught to us by painter David Morgenstern. Thanks David!

I "heart" cordwood, a piece of center rot cordwood, cleaned out, came out looking for love...

“I “heart” cordwood”; a piece of center rot cedar, cleaned out,with a chainsaw  came out “looking for love…”

Hope you enjoyed the workshop photos!   Interested in learning more about cordwood?   Scroll through the 43 posts on this blogsite and go to http://www.cordwoodconstruction.org

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