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Ken Kylmanen

Ken currently lives in Twin Valley, Minn. with his wife Linda. Having taught school in Waubun for 30 years, he retired in 2001, and started carving decoys  in February 2002.

Bob Johnson, one of Ken's favorite carvers, sparked his interest in carving when Bob gave him an old homemade knife and a roughly cut out song bird (which by the way is not yet completed). From there he started working with Burt Hyatt who has also been a great mentor and friend.

He currently carves 8 to 12 decoys a year ranging in price from $30 to $800.

Ken has earned several awards for his bird carvings.

CASEY EDWARDS NATIONALS -- PHEASANT
Best of Show 2005

CASEY EDWARDS INTERNATIONAL -- CURLEW
Best of Show - Grand Rapids - 2004

      Along with the pure enjoyment of carving, Ken also enjoys the competition offered by the NFDA, meeting other carvers and sharing ideas.

 

Ken Kylmanen
401A Herold Court NW
Twin Valley, MN 56584

Home: 218-584-5622
Work: 218-584-5155 (Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday)

kenktvmf@arvig.net

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