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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

Sunday 16 June 2013

The 17' Tremblay in canvas and getting filled.  I have used this brush for a lot of canoes...can you tell?

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flatland family said...

she's now got four coats of varnish on the gunnels, and two coats of Tremclad green. Lookin' good, Doug! New yoke and old thwarts installed, too. Just another coat of paint, stem bands and seats to go in.

Unknown said...

Great work done in this blog.
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flatland family said...

Stem bands, seats and the final coat of green are on. She's good to go, and will hit the water this weekend! Thanks Doug! Woodie looks like a brand new boat!