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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

Tuesday 25 January 2011

Work has progressed on the scroll carving on the viola da gamba. Progressed, but slowly. This is intricate work as the wood grain is constantly changing as the carving wraps around the scroll, and there is not much space to work in.

Once all of the background is done I can work start the relief work. I was anxious to get started on this carving, now I am anxious to be done with it! After the relief carving is done, then I will be able to carve the scroll itself, then I can hollow out the pegbox.

THEN I can continue on the back and belly.

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