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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

Saturday 30 March 2013

Once the 18' Chestnut guide is opened up the extent of the task at hand is revealled.  The stem tips and gunnel ends, which looked OK before now look...well the don't look at all as they are not there.

Chestnut typically used a scaprh jointed gunnel and one of the inner gunnel glue joint has failed.

So, make up some cedar stock for the rib end repairs, and get the stem and gunnel repairs done.  Then on to two fractured rib repairs and some planking replacement.

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