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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

Saturday 10 October 2009

After the hull is faired and has the linseed oil applied, its time to canvas. With the Full transom on this canoe, the piece of canvas that I have isn't long enough to sling up like a hammock like I usually do, so I had to do it bottom side up. Some people prefer to do it this way all the time.

The canvas is folded over the transom and secured. This will also get filler, and the whole area will be covered by a plywood transom cap.

This is all that I can get done this week, the filler will have to wait till after Thanksgiving.

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