Here are some links if you wish to learn more about Norwegian ale bowls, dragon carving, acanthus carving, Scandinavian flat plane figure carving, bowl carving, low relief carving, and chip carving. Other links are listed for suppliers of woodworking hand tools and woodcarving chisels, hardware, paints, and finishes. There are many resources available, but these are ones that have been most useful for us at Skanderna Wood Works.
American Swedish Institute at http://www.asimn.org
Fox Chapel Publishing, offers many woodcarving books at http://www.foxchapelpublishing.com
H Karlsson Klensmide AB, tools from Sweden for working in greenwood at http://www.klensmide.se
Jason Lonon, forges adzes for bowl carving at http://www.JasonLonon.ecwid.com
Lie-Nielsen Toolworks, Inc. at http://www.lie-nielsen.com
Lost Art Press, woodworking publisher at http://www.lostartpress.com