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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

Saturday 20 November 2010

The head is pretty much done, just a few small refinements to do when the time comes for such things.

I have this miniature shoulder plane from Lee Valley that really is a great piece of work. It does have limited applications, but detailing the sides of the head slots like this is one of them!

Geometrically, this a pretty straightforward guitar head shape. However its simplicity requires that the proportions be `just so` to look `just right`!

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