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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

Thursday 12 May 2011

The L-00 now has all of the bindings glued on.  Scraping them flush is next.  Few things set off the guitar better than nice bindings and purfling, but it is easy for some builders to really overdo it.  I am not a fan of bling just for bling's sake on a guitar.  If you're going to over do it you really need to commit to it.

The work on the rowboat has been pretty intense lately, just so much to do!  I needed a little mental break, and I want to get this done and out of the shop before some tragedy befalls it.

 The neck is only in place temporarily right now, just to see how it is all going to look together, I still have to do the final fitting to ensure that it lines up precisely with the center line.  I'm liking it.

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