About Jr. Helios
Jr. Helios is about giving kids an introduction to woodworking. We are trying to make it safe for older children to work on little projects for themselves or for their community. We have plans to do some little projects where they will get to bring home their final product, but we are also thinking about participating in a craft-fair of some sort to raise money for some sort of cause...
The kid kids will learn:
The basic safety of a workshop,
How to use the tools at their disposal and how the tool may help in future projects,
It will let their creativity spark with new ideas popping in their heads by learning something new each time!
Most of all, it may inspire them to have a future with woodworking and become a carpenter with experience from their young ages...
Jr. Helios is a project led by young makers too. It is supported by the Helios team of volunteers to make sure everything is safe and well-organized, but most of the work is done by the kids themselves.
Some Past Events…
This is an introduction to wood turning where participants will come away with their very own hand carved pen! You'll learn the basics steps in in wood turning, including: wood prep, installing your project on the lathe, how to use different carving chisels, measuring, intuitive carving on the lathe; and sanding and polishing.
Trevor Klym is a 14yr old woodworker who has made close to 70 pens and other woodcraft projects. Passing along his acquired knowledge to his peers is what drove him to found Jr Helios. He is excited about teaching woodworking to the next generation!
Parents can contact Helios or the instructor directly with any questions at