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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 27 June 2009

Here is the Peterborough Lake Queen finally finished, all clean, and ready for finishes. The dark on the right side is were an old repair was done back in the '40's, instead of using white cedar, red cedar was used.

After 2 coats of epoxy for sealer. This canoe won't be used much, so the epoxy is used to seal the wood and the seams under the varnish.

The colour is restored! The ribs do not yet have any finish on them. The varnish will make them look much like the planking.

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