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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 24 February 2010

The back binding is glued on, too.

And it looks like this.

Lest anyone think that everything goes perfectly as planned, these are the pieces that didn't get onto the guitar.

The back binding at the heel can be done any number of ways. Torres often mitered them into an extension of the back that is glued over the heel. I forgot to leave the back long enough to do this, again, so I had to cut the miters into the binding and fit a piece of wood fit. I chose a piece that matches the back wood exactly.

And it looks like this.

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