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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

Friday 11 June 2010

Now that the Esprit is under control its time to get started on this old Kildonan canoe. I've never seen one as old as this one. You can tell that it is older because the decks are crowned and the rest of the trim is obviously "nicer" in detailing.

It really is in pretty good condition, one gunnel break and basic re-canvassing. The owner will be taking care of the paint and varnish.

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