Contact me at: or by phone 204.878.2524

Join in the conversation on our
Facebook page

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 16 November 2012

Last week as "Bring your kid to work" day for my youngest daughter's school. She didn't really want to go to my work as she's basically grown up with it-so what would be new? But she came anyway and did some canoe restoration work, some cleaning, and some tool sharpening.

She also snapped one of the few photos of me in my shop-I'm usually on the other side of the camera!  So, here I am with the Chestnut Bob's Special with the first of its two re-coats of varnish done, and the Huron awaiting its new canvas.

Posted by Picasa

No comments: