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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

Now that the old chestnut is in the varnishing stages, I have to have other projects going while the varnish dries. so, I brought in the next old Chestnut canoe. This one only dates from the '70's. Still, that's at least 30 years old. The wood is still in pretty good condition, as is the interior varnish. Not great, but all it requires is a sanding and one or two top coats.

In order to save some money, the owner will be doing that, as well as the trim, and painting the outside.

That's the old canvas folded up and sitting on top.

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