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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

Once the new gunnels are in, and the rotted out top of the transom is repaired, the ends of the gunnels can be trimmed flush to the transom. A Japanese "Dozuki" saw works great for this as you can use the transom itself as a guide. These saws cut very fast and you can often have the cut finished by the time you get a power saw set up and ready to start.

Not only did the gunnels need to be replaced on this canoe, but many of the ribs ends needed to be replaced. The deck needed replacing, too!

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