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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

Thursday 2 September 2010

The viola da gamba project is moving along glacially. I made a bunch of kerfed lining.

And got it fitted and glued in. The rim set, called a garland in viol circles, is now complete and ready for the back, front, and neck to be fitted. I am still carving the scroll on the neck. It is a LOT of work, but it is progressing. I have the inlay on the back to do before I fit it, and I am still awaiting some fine Spruce for the front. I decided that all this work deserves a good soundboard!

1 comment:

Kenneth Fox said...

Looks like a more 'guitaresque' type of construction technique than I would have imagined. I'd love to get some plans and give it a go myself, any advice?