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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 4 February 2009

Ever wondered just how painful the classic "Wood splinter under the fingernail" torture really is?

Well, as of yesterday, I can tell you that you can jab a 2mm wide piece of wood, about 1 cm deep, right under your thumbnail, and hardly feel a thing!

That is, if you do it fast enough. You have to do it really, really, really, fast. Like instantly.

Do it slow and it will hurt like hell.

It's also best if you have absolutely no idea that its going to happen. The anticipation will make it hurt much more.

So there. Now you know.

And so do I.

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