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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

Inspired by this old guitar by Spanish luthier Vicente Arias, I am trying to apply this bracing pattern to my new guitar. If it will work well remains to be seen. This is not to cast comment on Arias, but my understanding and application of Arias' approach.

Basically, 7 small fan braces (4mm x 4.5mm) with 2 larger transverse braces, one on either side of where the bridge is located.

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