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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

Monday 23 February 2009

Time to go green! Two coats of green paint on the old Chestnut and she's looking like this. Time for a good sanding and two more coats. I'll be installing the stem band today, and the new bow seat is ready for caning.

Get the paint done, the stem bands on, the seats and thwarts in and she's all finished up and ready for the water!

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