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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

Some canoes you can only do the minimum, just what the client wants.

This old 14' Tremblay came in last fall. The gunnels were shot, that was obvious. But the canoe needed so much more...half of the rib ends were so rotten that they were barely holding to the gunnel, and the gunnel ends were completely gone in one end, just the face of the wood was left. That's just the start...

So, all I did was remove the old gunnels, make new ones, and put them on.

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