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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

Sunday 16 October 2011

Stems are bent for three canoes: One double end Cruiser, one "Y" stern Boreal, and on "Y" stern NRC. I don't have the order for the NRC yet, but there is talk and its easier to bend the stems now than later. The little stems in the foreground are outer stems for the "Y" sterns. They provide the transitions from the keel to the transom.

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