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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

Friday 17 April 2009

While the varnish work is proceeding on the new Boreal canoe, I've gotten the new gunnels onto the old Chestnut. Lots of clamps involved to keep things nicely aligned.

At the ends there is some up sweep in the sheer, so the wood needs a little coaxing.

This also came in. Apparently his grandchildren figured that a dogsled was built op to the strains of being pulled behind a snowmobile. So now some of the wood pieces need fixing.

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