Contact me at: rrcp@mts.net or by phone 204.878.2524

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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
P.O. Box 78, Grp 4, RR 2
Lorette, Manitoba
Canada
R0A 0Y0




Monday, March 12, 2012

I received an order in February for a new Freestyle paddle.  This order is from a previous client.  I particularly appreciate orders from previous client as it is a real expression of support.  Anyway, this order specifically used the word "distinctive" as a design criteria.

So, I took the opportunity to try a couple of things that I've been wanting to try out for awhile.  This paddle is using a white cedar shaft core and blade, walnut shaft facings and grip, and a walnut blade border incorporating a kind of herringbone pattern within it.


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