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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

And a new paddle last week, too. This one had the logo for the Rainbow Trout Music Festival applied to it. This paddle was an appreciation gift that the festival was giving to the owners of the property. Northwoods grip with a Malecite blade made in Cherry. The design is first printed on paper, then transferred to the paddle using old school carbon paper, and inked in. Finally, it is varnished over. If you ever try this at home, give the paddle as sealer coat of varnish first!

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