My grandson made some pens for his parents back in February- he did about 90% of the work himself. He is coming over today to help with a couple of pens I have on the shelf. I also plan on letting him try one or two turnings with some of the wood I have in the shop. Nothing complicated but something to get him exposed to a bit more of turning and tools. Skew will be farther down the road as I am not proficient with it, myself. BTW, he is big on safety- face mask, dust mask, and ear plugs. Off to a good start, IMHO.