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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 15 February 2009

Got a little more done on my Telecaster guitar. Body cavities are routed, perimeter is routed, body is sanded, stained, and pore filled.

Here with the neck in place to check the fit.

Body before stain.

Base colour to bring out the grain contrast and to deepen the red.

And the final red over coat. Some of the detail of the grain is lost, but that's OK because there will be so much going on with the rest of the hardware, etc, that a too busy look would be distracting.

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