Contact me at: rrcp@mts.net or by phone 204.878.2524

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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
P.O. Box 78, Grp 4, RR 2
Lorette, Manitoba
Canada
R0A 0Y0




Saturday, October 10, 2009

Dogsleds are not meant to be pulled behind snowmobiles, but that is what happened to this one. The owners grandchildren were having a bit too much fun. There are quite a few broken spots.


Especially the handle, which broke in two places. I'm not surprised considering how it is made! It is a square piece of Oak with kerfs cut in, then bent and wrapped with black electrical tape.


This sort of bend is difficult to control properly, so I used a simple mold clamped in place to ensure a fair bend as I glued it back in place. Later, a laminated three strips of wood to the inside of the bend. Its very solid now.

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