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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 11 April 2009

Well, back from a few days with my daughter at the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair in Brandon. Saw lots of horse shows...and the Super Dogs three times. How did THAT happen?

Back in the shop I got the planking all finished on the new canoe, picked out the little brass shards that result from driving in some of the tacks, sanded it all nice and smooth, and got the first coat of varnish done.

I also made the seat, thwarts, and gunnels.

Once the canoe has a couple more coats of varnish, I can clean up the outside of the canoe and get the canvas and filler on.

Starting to look like a canoe now!

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