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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 22 May 2013

I could have made my life so much simpler...No! wait let me rephrase that...I could have avoided making my life more complicated than I needed to...had I made the fingerboard and tailpiece for this bass viol plain unadulterated wood. 
But no! I had to get it into my head that what would really set it off is some inlay that matches the Celtic cat relief carving on the scroll. Here are some progress photos. The Tail piece has all of the pieces cut and now I am working on the fingerboard inlay. Once all of the pieces are cut I will need to cut recess into which they will be glued, then clean and level the mess into loveliness.

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1 comment:

flatland family said...

Gorgeous, Doug. Not easy, but likely to prove well worth the time when it's done.