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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 11 May 2013

I have the dingerboard and tailpiece for the viola da gamba rough shaped.  Before I do the final finishing I need to get the decorative work done.  There will be some inlay in the fingerboard extension and the tailpiece matching the carving on the scroll, however they proportions are slightly different.  I've been tinkering with refining them.  Almost there...

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