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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 5 April 2011

Planking on the rowboat is finished! At only one strake per side per day, max, it does take awhile, bu the hull is finished and now I can get onto the skeg, keel, outer bow stem, and bilge keels.

Then I can turn her over and start the interior work.

A view from the stem, prior to skeg and keel.

Skeg being fitted. the end grain of the end of it is being capped with another piece of the mahogany being used. It looks a little short as the keel is yet to go over it.

Keel being glued up with a scarph joint. While I have such a nice surface, I am gluing up the binding and purflings for the L-00 guitar, that is what all those clamps at the near eand are all about.

One more view looking towards the bow.

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