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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

A pair of new decks are made. In this case I used Cherry. OK, I know that Peterborough never used Cherry for the decks, but this canoe is so far from stock now that I just decided to use some nice wood. This is the view of the bottom showing the cutaway.

Decks being installed. I've left them proud of the gunnels in order to get some nice arching across the decks and gunnels like the old canoes.

And (mostly) finished being installed.

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