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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

Spent some time out at MPC this summer working on the canoes that are out there. Here is a 16' Wabasca, known to campers as the "Jamie Thompson" because Jamie was responsible for Wabasca and had ties to camp. There are three of these canoes at camp.

This canoe had the paint finished and was in need of gunnels. I found a pair hiding away up in the rafters, so I got them on.

I had a fellow who wanted to learn a few things, so I put him to work!

Look up for the camera!

Done and ready for varnish. That will have to wait for another day as I ran out of time.

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