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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 25 September 2009

So, while the fine weather was holding out, I decided to work ahead and strip out some more canoes. Working out of doors and using the pressure washer made this task almost pleasant.

These are the "before" shots.

So I stripped out this old Peterborough high end Champlain. This is a special canoe, the planking is perfect, you rarely see that.

And this Peterborough low end Champlain. This one is from Pioneer camp, and is my next project.

And this rare Peterborough Dart. This one is mine, and its a wreck, but its so rare that it is worth the effort. Three different colour coats of paint over the varnish to get off before I can do anything else, but if I don't at least start now it is too easy to keep putting off.

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