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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 1 September 2013

After restoring the 1920's and the 1930's Bailey handplanes, I began to feel that my 198's Record handplane could us a little upgrade.  The handles never really felt comfortable or solid so I made some new ones from some White Oak that I had around.  I also repainted the metal body a deep red to go with the Oak.  That old Record blue was kind of meh...

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