No. 3 Tall Snap Tine

Jim Anderson & his woodwork

My journey as a woodworker started when I was just a kid. Bird houses and tree houses were the skill building projects that kept me busy during my youth. I still have a small table from high school shop class that I use proudly.

After a stint in the Navy and 24 years in the computer industry, I was down-sized, and decided to give myself fully to woodworking. During this same time I got married to a wonderful woman named Cathy who gave me her full support and encouragement. Developing a business can be challenging, but the appreciation and admiration from the many people that have purchased my work over the last 25 years, makes it all worth while.

Here's a little about my current work. My Norwegian style boxes (called Tine in Norway) are still my main line of work. I also make a few Shaker style boxes and carriers using fine domestic and exotic hardwoods. I have been embellishing some of my work with pyrography. These are wood-burned images added to parts of the box or carrier.

My carved spoons and my new spoon bowls have helped me appeal to a wider audience. I continue to use the finest non-toxic finishes on all my work. I hope you find my work interesting and a good value.

I have a shop on Etsy, where you can see and buy many of my pieces of work Check it out at

Thank you for your interest, Jim Anderson


July 8 - 9, 2017

Grand Marais Art Fair

Grand Marais, MN

Beautiful time of the year for a visit to the north shore.


J. Anderson WoodWorks

Buffalo, Minnesota 55313


I live and work on our farmstead a couple miles from Buffalo, Minnesota. I am always happy to show you around my shop, and show you what I am working on.

Please email or call, to arrange a visit.