Custom wood paddles and more
For new paddles and repairs
Welcome to the shop
As a paddle enthusiast and a woodworker, I opened my shop in 2004 for my first orders. Closed for a number of years to deal with life, I have reopend for business and look forward to making and repairing your wooden paddles and boats.
C-1, K-1, rafting, paddle boarding, oars custom made to your lenght and dimensions.
Kayak paddles cut to lenght and feather with the blade shape for your boating needs and desires. Straight shaft or bent shaft.
Keeping your paddle healthy will keep you pulling water. Watch for signs of damage and take the precaution of having a small can of varnish to cover areas that have damage. This will help keep the water out of the wood.
"Paddle water, not rocks!"
New tip with a maple veneer and reglass
Cedar and spruce with quilted cherry tip
Carbon Fiber Shaft I Wood blade I Synthetic edging and tips
After having moved my shop several times, I bought a 48' trailer and built one in the back of it. Over the past 10 years, it has been developing into a 4 season shop. Producing and repairing wood products for the boating industry. Located 5 miles east of Friendsville Maryland on Bear Creek, minutes from the take of the Upper Yough.
My first white water experience was in the spring of 1980. In 1987, I took my first raft trip on the Cheat and started training the next week. Worked on the Cheat for 9 years, the Shenandoah for 7 where I started to teach white water kayaking. I moved down to Oak Hill and taught kayaking and raft guided on the New and Gauley rivers. Loving the industry and having age catch up, I decided to take another passion, woodworking, and work it into my life style. I moved to the Friendsville and Ohiopyle area and apprenticed under Keith Backlund. In 2004, I opened the doors to my shop and began repairing and making paddles. Now, located in Accident, Md., 5 miles from Friendsville, I have expanded and improved my shop to better serve my customers.
Let's talk business
I am here to help make my customers happy and propel themselves even further.
You can fill out the form in the right. Or just write to us in the mail.