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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

Monday 8 November 2010

The old racing canoe is now ready for tackling the broken ribs. There were so many broken ribs, all over the place that a lot of planking had to be removed. So much planking would have to be removed in order to do all of the rib repairs that there wouldn't be much left and the canoe shape could deform, so I am doing the repairs in two sessions.

Some of the old planking is still good enough to go back on, but some if it is falling apart. As it takes the same amount of time to put on new planking as it takes to replace the old planking, I put on new planking as needed.

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