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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

You know the drill-while one project is waiting for the next step another is started.

Next in line is another Huron. Amazingly, this one is in really good condition. That would be on account of it sitting in church basement for the last few decades! This canoe is one of four that belonged to a Scout group that ran out of scouters. I was contacted to help find homes for them, and the purchaser of this canoe asked me to restore it. Very straightforward: remove the trim and canvas, sand and revarnish the interior, oil the exterior, canvas, fill, paint, re-trim, paint. Done!

Notice the Sears badge? You don't see those often.

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