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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

Monday, 16 July 2012

The current big project in the shop is this 18' Kildonan freighter "Y" stern canoe.  Lots of work ahead of me on this one!

Currently, I've been working my way through lots of small jobs that are easy to put off but need to get done.

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Too many people, while driving across the priaires, forget to consider the sky as a landscape feature.  Manke sure you look up!

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Its slow, slow work, but the grooves for the inlay are done and I have started making progress on inlaying the veneer lines on the viola da gamba back.

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