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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 5 April 2010

The owner of the Tremblay square stern canoe, the one that had had the stern cut off, decided that he'd rather that I get the painting and varnishing done. The place that he was going to do it in wasn't going to be ready for him in time to use the canoe this season.

So, on goes the blue paint and the varnish! Three coats each. He will still be doing the interior of the hull.

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