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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

Monday 29 April 2013

Also this week, I have an older Souris River canoe in for gunnel replacement. This canoe had Ash gunnels on originally and the owners, who keep a cottage at Big Whiteshell Lake, don't have a covered storage space, which is typical of many canoe owners. The wood has deteriorated and it was decided that aluminium gunnels would be a more appropriate choice.

The gunnel replacement on the old Souris River Jensen Tripper is done. Black looks pretty good on the old girl. I made up some fibreglass end caps, too, to cover and protect the gunnel ends. As a finishing touch, the outside face of the rivets is painted black.

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