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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 7 March 2011

I have the carving on the viola da gamba scroll pretty much finished. There remains only a little bit of detail cleaning up to do.

Once that is done I can open up the scroll itself, then carve out the pegbox.

THEN I can fit the neck to the body and start work on the top and back plate.

Its about time.

1 comment:

Kenneth Fox said...

Beautiful carving! I am most interested in getting plans (measured drawings) for a Viole Da Gamba... I have written to the Smithsonian without success... any ideas?