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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

Saturday 19 March 2011

Two planks per side are now on.

At the stems the the planks need to be fitted to lay flush at the very ends.

They are also very difficult to clamp at the stem as the clamps keep wanting to slip off, so I drilled a few holes and stitched them together. Some people get around this by just screwing them to the stem.

A view from the end.

You can see how my compression clamps are working to keep the laps tight while the epoxy cures. This is one of the limitations to how may planks can be hung in a day.

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