Contact me at: rrcp@mts.net or by phone 204.878.2524

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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
P.O. Box 78, Grp 4, RR 2
Lorette, Manitoba
Canada
R0A 0Y0




Thursday, June 18, 2009

I had a little early Father's Day gift, a few hours of guilt free time to work on my guitar building! I decided to use it to get the rosette done on a new project. This one gets a "D" shaped soundhole, and the router template is used for one half at a time, then flipped and the other half is done.

It looks like this when done.

I've wanted to do a braided copper wire for awhile and decided that this was the project to do it one. the darker area is shellac to keep the cedar from soaking up the black pigmented epoxy. It mostly worked, I had only a little bleeding of colour. Not yet sure whether I will just suck it up and live with it, or darken the soundboard to minimize its appearance. I was leaning to a darker look anyway.

Sanded smooth, it looks like this with a shellac wipe.

Detail.

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