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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

I like side markers on my classical guitars. I don't have the training to navigate the entire fingerboard without them. I don't want too many of them, though, so just the 5th, 7th, and 10th fret get them.

The end of the fretwire is cut to allow it to overlap the fingerboard binding.

On this build I wanted to try epoxying the frets in place. The fingerboard face is first coated with wax, then the fret slots are filled with resin..

The frets are placed into the slots and clamped down.

As the fingerboard face was waxed the resin is easy to remove. The frets require only the basic dressing and we are good to go.

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