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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

Well, I finally have some time to get back to posting entries! Only trouble is I have forgotten where I was at in the story, so it took awhile to back track.

There was an interesting request for the Peterborough Lake Queen. This canoe originally belonged to the parents of the present day owner and she wanted to set the canoe up as a working memorial using a little of their cremation ashes. I made a recess in the bottom of the center thwart and sealed everything in with resin.

A close up of the Ashes.

The bow deck all sanded and ready for varnish.

A full shot of the canoe with the trim ready for varnish.

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