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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

Monday 22 March 2010

Well, now that all those pesky guitars are done, I can turn my attention back to the Viola da Gamba project that I started a few years ago as a promise for my wife. She is a long time 'cello player with a deep love of Baroque music.

I love these bass viols, there is so much more room for artistic expression that there is in, say, a 'cello. This one will be fairly straightforward, not too elaborate as viols go.

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