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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 12 August 2009

In contrast to the Tremblay, this old Huron came in. Its a treat to work on canoes like this one. The hull is in good shape, just sand and re-varnish, a little stem tip repair, canvas, fill, paint, etc...

This is how she came in.

Huron's are known for their crude construction. This one is one of the rare one's that received extra craftsman attention. Notice the nicely shaped decks. Other details matched this quality.

After the fresh varnish.

Canvas is on.

And filler applied. Now I have to wait about two weeks for the filler to dry thoroughly, then I can paint it and get the rest of it put back together.

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