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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 is glued to the guitar, and its time to glue on the binding. Really, there is a guitar inside all of that rubber clamping!

These are some of the tools used to prepare the binding rebates.

This is the binding rebate ready to receive the binding, which on this guitar will be a simple walnut line.

The Bison bone worked out really well, the wall of the bone is nice and thick making it easier to get usable pieces from it.

I could have made much more, but for now I will content myself with making just as much as I need right now.

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