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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

Wednesday 4 April 2012

Here is the spring crop of new paddles ready for final sanding.  I must be getting old as this is getting harder and harder to do all day long.  Just sanding these 12 paddles to final finish takes 6-8 hours.  Standing on concrete, holding and controlling a heavy, vibrating sander, bending over the work, and concentraitn so as not to screw up, takes its toll.  I felt pretty beat up yesterday at the end of the work day.

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