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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

Now that the decks are in and the cant ribs fitted, trimmed, and secured to the gunnels, it is time to continue the topside planking.

Nothing out of the ordinary doing this, just fit and tack in place till done.

But when you're done the canoe really starts to look like a canoe!

1 comment:

Bob Easton said...

My eyes, or my computer monitor, have too little resolution to know for sure... When you say "fit and tack," is it right to assume that you're clinch nailing with copper tacks?

I haven't built a traditional canoe yet, but your work inspires.

Looking great!