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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 30 November 2012

The Chestnut Bob's Special in canvas, and then in filler.  Time to get the trim cleaned up and installed.

In the back you can see the Huron awaiting its trim. Currently, the Huron has its trim on with two coats of varnish, and the keel is on.  All that is left is another coat or two fo varnish, install the seats and thwarts, and paint the hull.

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