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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 23 January 2013

My client supplied a tracing of his guitar, in this case a Martin 0000.  I'll use this to layout the interior.  But for now the task is to apply epoxy and microballoons to the exterior, sand it flush, and cut the lid off.  To cut the lid I will use a cut off disc set in the drill press and the case will sit on a panel clamped to the drill press table.  As I pass the case past the cut off disc it will make a cut at a uniform height and in a straight line.

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