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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

Friday 12 February 2010

I did some processing of the Bison bones. Step one is to cut it into smaller pieces, then into the slow cooker to boil off the meat residue and some of the marrow. After a good number of hours I cut it down into smaller pieces and boil out what is left.

After it dries I cut it down into even more manageable pieces. Now I study these pieces to see how to best further process them.

And this is the result. I have many more pieces that I can cut out of my bone supply, but for now I will content myself to my present needs of one tie block cap, one saddle, and one nut.

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