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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

Wednesday 21 January 2009

Here's my new favourite tool for sanding the planking between the ribs. I's a flap and brush sander that fits onto a drill. Different grits are available. I bought this one from Lee Valley.

The new tool in use. It makes dust. Lots and lots of dust.

As you can see, lots of dust. This is Travis, my intern, discovering the joys of this kind of work. trust me, I was dusty, too.

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