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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

Wednesday 26 August 2009

Got a little more done on the thickness sander that I am building. I am converting an old Delta Super 900 radial arm saw that I picked up at the dump. I had to make up some plywood discs to mount the drum to the shaft. It was critical that the holes be perfectly centered. So, after a bit of head scratching, I figured out how I was to do that.

Mission accomplished, I then mounted the drum on the bracket, and cut a hole on the saw base. The belt is there just to check the clearances. Next step is to mount the motor. After that is to make the dust collection shroud and table/feed device.

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