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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

Tuesday, 30 June 2009

There are hundreds and hundreds of copper nails holding this canoe together, and most of the nail heads are covered with crud, or, at best, tarnish. Some, but not all of them, cleaned up when I sanded the hull. So I had to go in and clean up all the rest.



After much experimentation, the Dremel with a round steel cutter, turned out to be the tool of choice.

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