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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

I finally got the neck on the garland for the viola da gamba!  It certainly took long enough to get to this stage.   There are many ways to do this task, some as crude as using a nail.  I decided to use a glued floating mortise.

 Now I can start on the back.  I have the plate made, but there is a good bit of inlay to do and its easier to do before I fix the back to the garland.

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