Why do we hold kids back so much?
I don't but my parents generation definitely did.
My Dad was smart enough to recognize that once I was able to use all the woodworking tools safely he let me do what ever I wanted in his workshop. I would build furniture, experimented with different techniques. I was ok at it and if I had continued to work at it I could have been great with it.
This was all before Google. Just power tools and imagination.