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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

The new rib is fastened into its proper location. The old planking was left on for now, in order to keep the ribs properly aligned, it will be removed one piece at a time as the new planking is installed.

The new planking is fitted so that the joints are staggered, that is, so that they do not all fall on the same rib. The new transom is fitted as well.

Done. Looks pretty good.

And now its time to turn some attention to the deck and stem area.

Opened up and trim off the junk wood. Sorry, I didn't get a photo of the finished result.

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