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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 6 February 2013

A couple of new paddles are also underway.  Both are like this one, a hybrid cedar/hardwood with 4 oz. fiberglass over the blade and up the shaft.  Cedar blade and shaft core, cherry shaft facings and grip.  As the cedar blade is very soft and fragile around the edges, there is a band of epoxy that is applied.  This is how the paddle looks before the fiberglass work.

Oh, and that canoe behind is the Chestnut Cruiser, a "Cronje" getting 2 coats of interior varnish.

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