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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

The 1955 Peterborough is moving right along.  The woodwork on the trim and hull is completed, the interior is sanded thoroughly and has 4 coats of Epifanes varnish, the canvas is on and filled, and new outer gunnels are made, installed, and sanded.  I'll be working on the trim varnish over the next few work days, then painting.

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