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Power Carve A Log Into A Bowl

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 64 reviews.Johnson City, United States

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Experience hosted by Brenden

4 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We start off with an introduction to the tools and a discussion about safety. Then students select a piece of wood to make a bowl from. I will show you how to get started and the process for making sure the bowl turns out well. And I will be carving right alongside you so you have a visual guide for every step. You will shape the outside and carve the inside of the bowl. After the carving we move on to sanding down to a silky smooth surface and then finishing with natural food safe finishes. Then students get to take their bowl home and enjoy it for a lifetime.

I source local hardwoods and typically have a variety to pick from. Some examples are box elder, red oak, white oak, black walnut, maple, and poplar. So your final piece will be a permanent piece of the mountains to take home with you.

We will be working in the yard at my home. Seating is available if you need to take a rest. I can also tell you about some of the other fun things to do in the area.
We start off with an introduction to the tools and a discussion about safety. Then students select a piece of wood to make a bowl from. I will show you how to get started and the process for making sure the bowl turns out well. And I will be carving right alongside you so you have a visual guide for every step. You will shape the outside and carve the inside of the bowl. After the carving we move on to sanding down to a silky smooth surface and…

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What's included

  • Food
    Energy bar fruit or chips
  • Drinks
    Water
  • Equipment
    Saftey gear, tools, wood
From $80
/ person
Mon, Nov 16
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
$80 per person
$80 per person
Tue, Nov 17
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
$80 per person
$80 per person
Wed, Nov 18
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
$80 per person
$80 per person

Meet your host, Brenden

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 64 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm a professional woodworker and bowl carver. I teach classes locally at several venues as well as at festivals and cultural centers in the region. I am known for the unique style of my bowls and vessels and have been exhibited in local art centers and various events. I've been teaching classes and various things for over 20 years now and I'm very comfortable in that role.
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Where you'll be

It is my home so it is a comfortable environment with everything that is needed to carve the bowls from a selection of locally and responsibly sourced hardwood blanks to the tools we will need. In case of rain I have an alternative location we can go to. It gets warm during the summer, but it is also peaceful. It is pretty common to see deer wandering through the neighborhood.

I am centrally located ~ one hour from Boone, Bristol, or Asheville.

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 64 reviews.

Wanying
March 2020
This is a must-do if you're in the area (we drove from Asheville). Our host Brenden was amazing! Super knowledgable and welcoming! It took us some back and forth when picking out the right pieces of wood and he was extremely patient throughout. We went in feeling nervous about the project but left with awesome pieces that we loved! 10/10 recommend!
This is a must-do if you're in the area (we drove from Asheville). Our host Brenden was amazing! Super knowledgable and welcoming! It took us some back and forth when picking out t…
Emily
February 2020
Couldn’t recommend this experience more. Brenden is an excellent teacher and wood artisan. We were complete novices and left with beautiful usable art! We also appreciated his insight into the region and hope to keep in touch!
William
January 2020
This was a really cool experience- I loved it! Brenden was a good teacher and showed a real depth of knowledge about his craft. Would definitely recommend this!
Jennifer
January 2020
Wow, what an experience!!! Didn’t think I could ever do wood carving but Brendan made it so easy and achievable. Totally safe but so much fun!!!
Lacey
December 2019
Brendan is a gracious host and showed us some great techniques! Our bowls are beautiful and we can’t wait to put them on display!
Alexis
December 2019
What a fun experience! Brenden was great, super nice, and helpful! He helped us create bowls that we will cherish forever and remember our trip by! We had a great time! He is so talented!

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  • Mon, Nov 16
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    $80 per person
  • Tue, Nov 17
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    $80 per person
  • Wed, Nov 18
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    $80 per person
  • Thu, Nov 19
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    $80 per person
  • Fri, Nov 20
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    $80 per person
  • Sat, Nov 21
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    $80 per person
  • Sun, Nov 22
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    $80 per person
  • Mon, Nov 23
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    $80 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 13 and up can attend.

More tips

Just be prepared to have a lot of fun with power tools. You will definitely get dusty but that is part if the fun.

What to bring

Sturdy well fitting clothes that you don't mind getting dusty. Dress warmly for outdoor Autumn in the mountains

A hat or hair tie if you have long hair