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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

Thursday 16 August 2012

I'm back from my most recent three week stint in Fort Severn.  By the time this session had concluded the shop program had put out 10 canoes.

One of the early tasks was to make up three sets of outer gunnels and three sets of keels.

Rib repairs on some of the canoes-in -waiting were started.

Canoes got sanded and painted.

And our 20' canoes were dwarfed by this leviathan.  The photo actually makes it look much bigger than it is, but it really is big.
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