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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

Saturday 22 May 2010

I have been concentrating on getting work done, so not lots of time available to post to the blog. Sorry.

The baidarka is off of the mold, finally! I took the stations down and put the strongback away. Just doing this freed up so much space, just in time for spring. I'm loving it. So next step is to clean up the planking on the interior.

With this.

I use the angle grinder for a lot of tasks, and have gotten quite good with it. I would not recommend it to someone not expert with it. It could make a disaster of all your hard work very fast.

So here is the kayak interior all cleaned up, sanded, and ready for filling and fiber-glassing - but that will have to wait till I have time for it.

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