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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

Thursday 10 June 2010

As much planking as can be done on the mold is now complete. The rest is easier done with the canoe off of the mold. Its always a thrill to take a new canoe off, that is when it ceases to be a bunch of wood on a mold and starts to take on its new life as a canoe.

With the canoe off the mold it is time to close up the ends. The first thing is to clamp the last ribs in place and to fit and trim the stem down so that I can fit the decks.

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