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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

Friday 26 June 2009

Update: I'm STILL sanding that Peterborough. Progress has been made, though, now I'm sanding the outside.

I think that I've figured out why it doesn't sand well, they must have bathed it in linseed oil. So many of these old canoe the finish just goes gummy when you try and sand it, and no amount of stripper gets out that last "in the wood" layer.

Oh joy.

Pictures later.

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