There was a certain optimistic vision of the future portrayed in the Jetsons and in the show's design style. The jumble of odd shapes and angles paired with pastel colors evoked a sense of dazzle for the future, while keeping us grounded in the present. (50s and 60s present, that is.)
I decided to build this project using only my hand-held power tools to remind us that:
- Woodworking can be accomplished with very little investment in tools. A jig saw doesn't cost much but is incredibly versatile. There are very few cuts it can't handle.
- You don't need a lot of space to do some woodworking and make some cool stuff for your house. This project and the tools I used can easily be stored in an apartment closet.
I hope you can pick up some ideas from this project and make something of your own. I've packed the video with a plethora of tips to get you thinking differently about woodworking and realize that it's something anyone can tackle. All you need is a little imagination. Kind of like the Jetsons' universe.
- If you would like to make your own Jetsons clock, here is a set of cutting templates. (pdf file)