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Lots of stuff goes on in this shop, located in Lorette, Manitoba.

Primarily it's the building and repair of classic wood & canvas canoes, and the making of premium canoe paddles. I also do custom boat building, composite fabrication, and special projects. A growing passion of mine is the making of classical guitars, I'll post about that, too.

I want to be able to share with my clients the progress of their commissioned work. Later I started thinking that there might be other people who are interested in what goes on inside a wooden canoe shop operated by an artist and a recovering teacher.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me by email, phone, or by post. My mailing address is:

Red River Canoe & Paddle
24249 River Rd
Lorette, Manitoba
R5K 0Z6

Sunday 2 November 2008

Finished the varnishing, got the seat risers and foot brace brackets completed and ready to install, and sanded and oiled the outside.

Tomorrow the risers and footbrace brackets get installed, and the canvas goes on. While the filler is curing, about 2-3 weeks, I'll be getting the seats and thwarts, as well as the keel, finished, and getting the outside gunnels on. Once that is all done, I'll be able to paint. It will be blue, and the owner wants it "shiny"!

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