In this video I assist my 7 year old nephew, Nate, in turning his first pen on a lathe. My primary focus was making sure he had fun while learning something new. Secondary was the video side of things so the audio and video aren’t the greatest.
Take advantage of every opportunity to share a craft or skill with the youth around you.
Regarding safety: Long sleeve shirts are not recommended at a lathe, however, it was cold in the shop and I made sure he fully understood where his hands and arms were not to go before we began. We also had an air filter close to the lathe pulling the airborne dust away from us.
Be safe and have fun :)