Randy Millar

Randy Millar

Paddle Maker

Randy Millar is a gifted woodworker with an artistic touch and a fascination with technical detail.

Randy carves Greenland Style Kayak Paddles from old growth Western Red Cedar and sells them to customers around the world. He’s been at it for several years. Watch Randy’s paddles in action at GoKayak.ca.

During a lull in his paddle-making business Randy tried his hand at making Native American Style Flutes. He enjoyed the technical challenge, and had all the tools in his shop to create these wonderful instruments. As his understanding of the flute-making process grew, Randy honed his skills and began producing instruments of surprisingly fine quality. One day, while demonstrating the haunting tone of one of his hand-crafted flutes in a coffee shop, people asked if he would sell them— and Haunted Coast Flutes was born.