There is another small scale paddle maker who might interest folks wanted a custom carved paddle. Bob Whillans has set up the Canadian Paddle Company. His website is still a work in progress but the few photos showcase some gorgeous single piece paddles.
Bob is based out of Kingston but sources his variety of hardwoods from the Upper Ottawa region. Here are some of the photos pulled from his page along with a link to his contact page.
I'm an avid canoeist and general "outdoorsy type" guy with a bit of an artistic side. Recently started this hobby of making custom canoe paddles after my disappointing experience with most commercial brands. This site documents various styles of single blade canoe paddles I've made or researched as well as other canoe related info I've stumbled across on my internet wanderings. Hope you enjoy your visit.