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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 2 December 2009

A long time ago I started a Viola da Gamba for my wife. Lots of life got in the way, not to mention a bunch of guitars! Time to get to work on it. I had the mold ready to go, so I just needed to start bending the sides and getting them glued in place.

The "C" bout is the one to start with. I'll do the lower bout next. Can't say when it will be done, but everything adds up!

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