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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

Here is a close up of why the gunnels needed to be replaced. This is one of the good spots! There is a lot of rot setting in, so with all of the broken spots, replacing is the best option.

Notice, too, how bad the rib end is. There are about 25 like this.

So, before I install the new gunnels, I have to repair the rib ends. Step one is to cut the damaged wood out.

Then the are all shaped to the same pre-determined bevel.

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