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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 seem to find myself making a violin.  I have a young fellow coming to the shop a couple days a week, and he's a fiddler, so he's working on learning how fiddles get put together.  So, I am working alongside of him.  I have some spruce glued up for a soundboard and some bird's eye maple for the body.  The idea here is for us to work through the process, not to build the world's great violin from pristine materials.

That can come later.

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