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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

Wednesday 1 September 2010

Four new ribs are bent over the canoe hull prior to installation.

They are then secured in their curve while getting the canoe ready for them.

Which includes removing the old broken ribs. They had to remain in place while bending because once removed there is not a whole lot of the canoe left!

And here they are all installed.

The old canoe is starting to regain some structural integrity. Now the work of reinstalling the removed planking can get started.

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