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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

Saturday, April 18, 2009

This Chestnut has the new gunnels on, and they are being sanded for varnish. The seats are removed to facilitate this, and to make it easier to sand and varnish them as well. First coat of paint is on and sanded. The keel has been straightened, cleaned of peeling paint, and epoxy coated prior to being reinstalled.

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