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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

The new Esprit canoe is finished and delivered. Time for some photos!

Here she is sitting pretty on the dock.

Long shot of the interior. I love how all that Walnut works together.

And the new owner trying a cross post. Who says that new wooden canoes ar eonly bought by wealthy old people?! If you are familiar with Freestyle paddling, also known as Advanced Quietwater Paddling Technique, you will instantly notice that he has some work to do on his technique. He is new to this approach to paddling but is a good paddler and it will come. At this point he has had about 4 hours in the canoe. If you are not familiar with Freestyle paddling, then he's looking awesome!

A couple of nice long shots.

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