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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
P.O. Box 78, Grp 4, RR 2
Lorette, Manitoba
Canada
R0A 0Y0




Saturday, February 28, 2009

The third of the three Torres SE117 style guitars is getting the back one. While it may look like I've put in a lot of work on these recently, bear in mind that most of the parts have been made over a long period of time. For example, the sides were milled 2-3 years ago. The tops and necks were prepared a long time ago, too.

It looks fast because I'm just assembling all those pre-made components.

Here is a nice shot of the inside, you can see the open lower harmonic bar. I am also trying out an old technique of fitting the back braces to the sides before the back. I used to glue them to the back first, then fit the whole thing to the body. This is actually easier than I thought it would be.


Time to glue the back on. There are many ways to do this, but sometimes its just easier to wrap the whole thing with a cut up inner tube.

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