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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 2 May 2009

I use a custom made rubber stamp to put the logo onto the bow deck of the canoe. To do a clean job it is important to use a print making ink, not the kind that is usually used with rubber stamps. Also, you need to use a printmaking brayer (roller) to apply the ink to the stamp so that it is only on the design of the stamp. If you just dab the stamp into the ink it will smear into the hollowed out areas and make a mess when you apply it.

Bow deck prior to the logo.

Bow deck with the logo and first coat of varnish.

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