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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

Monday 11 January 2010

I've finally decided upon what to do for the neck. I will be using a old neck of mine, this is the first neck that I made for my first ever guitar build back in 1987. I never used it because when I cut the slots for the tuning machines they were seriously wonky. Wonky is a technical term meaning awful!

About 2 years ago I cut of the old head and glued on new wood and shaped a new head.

I wasn't planning on using this neck as it has a Panormo shaped head which doesn't leave quite enough room for the arches of the Torres shape. As expediency is the name of the game, I've decided to use it anyway.

It does, however, have a little something extra. This is why I never tossed it out years ago.

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