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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

Now that the neck for the viola da gamba is done and attached to the garland, I need to make a workboard.  I learned AFTER I had made all of these parts that the proper way to make these instruments (if there is a "proper" way) is to use a workboard and make the back first, then attache the sides to the back, jined with a fillet of linen tape glued with hot hide glue.  The neck would then be aligned and attached.  The belly would be done last.

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