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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

Friday 27 April 2012

The Bob's Special is done.

Sorry for the lack of updates the last few weeks, but my computer had some sever problems and is caput for the next while, so I am now on alternative computers but all of my photos, etc, are not at hand.

Filler is curing and the trim is on, sanded, and first two coats of varnish.  The seats are caned.  One thing of note on these old seats is the curved side pieces which adds a very elegant touch, and so simple to do.

The owner's picked it up a couple of days ago.  At that time I learned that this canoe has been in their famiy since 1951, bought by her father in that year and was probably bought as a used canoe.

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