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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

You might think that my lack of recent blog posting would imply that I haven't been busy...Well it's exactly the opposite here in the shop! I have been very busy and now I finally have some time to catch up. It seems that once you fall a bit behind it becomes easier to leave things that way.

Remember Loretta? Loretta is an old Huron build canoe. Here we see new inwale ends scarphed on, new decks, and new gunnels. Now all of the trim can be sanded collectively, then varnished. Once a sealer coat of varnish is on the trim to keep the paint out, I continue with the painting, then complete the varnish.

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