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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

Wednesday 16 February 2011

Clairtone was a leading Canadian Hi-Fi company, originally based in Toronto, then in Nova Scotia. They operated through the late '50's till 1972. Their demise was a function of growing too big too fast and taking "advantage" of some appealing relocation support.

Anyway, their flagship console was the "Project G", which is still very desirable, G for globes,a nd only about 400 were ever made. I can't afford an original and I am tired of all sorts of components cluttering up my living room. What to do, what to do? I have decided to make my own. It will be very updated and function as a media center. Our new TV will be mounted on the wall directly above and behind this.

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The interior is revealed by sliding back the tambour lid. By coincidence, we have acquired an original Garrard Lab 80 turntable, the correct unit for the Project G!
The speakers used a 10" Wharfedale driver mounted on the face of the back hemisphere. The front was a double layer of spun aluminum, the interior was natural gray and was perforated with many holes. The exterior was black anodized aluminum and perforated with many, many holes!
You can see that the holes were of two different sizes, the interior shell have large holes while the exterior shell had very small holes. The overlay created an appealing pattern.

Now I have to decide how authentic I am going to be and what impact authenticity will have on the end result.

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