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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

Thursday 19 February 2009

I got the Telecaster neck fretted and finsihed carving it.  One coat of varnish reveals this beautiful flame figure.

I wasn't thrilled with how the front turned out.  The grain was "out of focus".  So I sanded the front down to bare wood and started over.  Much better now.  No matter how I photogaph it, its really difficult to photograph well.

Now, I just need to save some more pennies for the hardware...

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