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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

Sunday 7 February 2010

The saddles and nuts of a guitar are made of many materials, but bone is considered the standard for good guitars as it is hard and long lasting.

My neighbour raises Bison, I had asked for some bones next time they harvested an animal. I didn't expect two full legs, hoofs included, to show up on my doorstop last week.

Notice all the meat still attached?

For that I need a little help. Patou loves the fresh meat! Good thing because there's still lots left, but she's making progress.

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