I have 2 new canoes to build, so with that in mind, its time to start making parts. I am starting with the gunnels. Here a pair of Fir inwales for a "Y" stern Boreal are getting their bend at the bow. Beside are a set of Walnut gunnels for a Cruiser, and a pair of one piece Oak gunnels for a Souris River Kevlar canoe. The bends work best if they have time to "Set" on the mold, so I like to get the gunnels and stems made up ahead of time.
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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