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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

Time to trim the canvas off the new Boreal. I always leave this till after the filler is on so that the extra keeps the wood work clean.

All trimmed and the gunnels are on and sanded. The tape is to make it easier to varnish the underside without getting a mess of varnish on the filler. Its not the end of the world if you do get some on, but why make more work sanding it smooth?

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