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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

The Seliga has been thoroughly sanded on the interior.  This is always a fun task as the old varnish is well dried and is very hard, I have to be extrememly thorough preparing for the refresher coats of varnish.

I also reparied a gunnel break in the spruce gunnels near the stern seat and removed the decks.  The Ash decks were starting to get a little soft in the points and it was better to remove them now and epoxy saturate them to stabilize them, than to just leave them and let the rot advance.

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