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Skanderna Wood Works

Norwegian Woodcarving and Wood Turnings

Skanderna Wood Works has been doing business since 2007. The Skanderna Wood Works site provides information about our previous artistic work, pieces available for purchase,  upcoming shows, and exhibitions as well as information about our artistic journey from dream to realization.

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Our commitment to these artforms speaks for itself....

Our carving is done with professional and well honed tools, we use choice carving woods,

we treasure historic folk art forms and carving designs, and we enhance our carvings with

acrylic paints and finishes that are applied in the traditional manner of Scandinavian folk art.

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"Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do"

Edgar Degas

Artist Bios

Jim Paulson has been a devoted woodworker for most of his life.  He has been a serious woodcarver since 1981, and he became a master woodcarver after studying with professional carvers in the mid 90's. More recently, he has become an accomplished carver of Norwegian Ale Bowls.  

Barb Paulson, Jim's wife of nearly 43 years, is a passionate wood turner who creates handmade writing instruments and other turnings.  Her creations involve working with exotic woods that are both domestic and imported.

You'll eventually see work by Skanderna Wood Works exhibited in a variety of galleries in North Dakota. Commission pieces, community presentations, and carving classes are also available.

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Contact Us

330 1st Ave. SE, Leeds, Benson County, ND, 58346

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