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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 new shop aquarium set up is starting to grow in nicely.  The main plant is Sagitarria Sublata.  I also, finally, got around to making a canopy to fit this tank!  It os high and open backed to allow the sunlight to come in from the top.  Inside there is a 36" double bulb T5 flourescent fixture, as well as onw which is a 4 bulb compact flourescent fixture.

And, if you look at older photos of this tank, you will see that I have removed the larger chunks of wood.  Partly they were just too massive looking, but also because they released massive amounts of tannins into the water causing it to get very dark.  I much prefer the more open look of a jumble of branches.

No fish yet, just some snails.

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