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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 2 May 2012

After a lot of work trying to dye some veneer nice and black I gave up and decided to use a Ziricote offcut that was just big enough.  I cut up 10 strips and 5 of Basswod.  Glued together they make a back/white/black sttip.  Though, really, its dark brown not black.

You can see the detritus of my efforts.  I'm not ready to through them away just yet, they may be useful later.
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