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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 new ribs are all in and the planking is done. Now I need to sand the interior, stain the new wood so that it doesn't look TOO different from the old, and then varnish two coats. It could actually use more varnish, but two coats is what has been ordered.

The ends of the gunnels needed some repair work. They weren't rotten and falling apart...yet, but there was some splitting happening along the line of screws.

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