All posts by Timothy Jennings

Based in beautiful Jackson Hole, Wyoming, I have worked in both the Domestic and International markets for most of my adult life. During the past four years the United States has seen a complete change in direction when it comes to accessing health care and obtaining mandated health insurance coverage. I have been an agent selling in the U.S. markets for more than 30 years. Today I work exclusively serving the needs of our International health insurance clients. If you are outbound or inbound to the United States I can help guide you through the process of selecting proper International Cover that is right for your family.

Flute Making Supplies

Once again we have spent  time cutting new flute blank stock in both 24 and 30 inch lengths.  All of the blank stock cut is from matched stock.  The end result is an array of newly available Billets, Pre-Bored and End Cap Flute Blanks for those of you building your own flutes.

Flute Bore Sizes

in the coming weeks I will be adding the following size flute bores:

  1.  3/4″ – 24″ length
  2.  7/8″ – 24″ length
  3.  1″ = 30″ length
  4.  1 1/8″ – 30″ length

Species Available in this Lot

  1.  Black Walnut
  2.  River Reclaimed Mahogany
  3.  Alaskan Yellow Cedar
  4.  Port Orford Cedar
  5.  Russian Olive

Price Point

SAMPLE JACKSON HOLE TIM PRE-BORED FLUTE BLANK SET

Our Pre-Bored Flute blanks ship ready for you to do your magic.  Each blank is shrink wrapped to protect the blank until you are ready to work on them.  Our prices range from $32 – 56 per blank set.

Every blank shipped comes with a 3 foot piece of hand cut Bison leather and a set of our proprietary flute schematics that should help guide you in your flute building project.

Shop Now

If you are ready to shop for a set of Pre-Bore Flute Blanks visit our page where you can select from available inventory.

CLICK HERE TO SHOP CURRENT INVENTORY

If you have questions or wish to order something specific give me a call (307) 690-0427 or email me @ “Sales@Jacksonholetim.com”

 

Port Orford Cedar

Port Orford Cedar D @440Hz

Simple yet elegant six hole Port Orford Cedar flute.  Hand crafted and voice by Wyoming  flute artist Timothy Jennings.  True Old Growth Port Orford Cedar continues to be rare and hard to find.  We currently have a fairly nice stock of this lumber if a flute such as this interests you.

This is a 1″ inch bore flute with a longer Slow Air Chamber and block giving this flute an overall longer aesthetic.  Both Totem Rails and the Totem (fetish)  were crafted from river reclaimed Sapodilla.

Unique to this flute is the hand cut Elk Antler cabochon that was crafted from Wyoming harvested elk and is bezel set in Sterling Silver and inlaid into the body of the flute.  Over all this was a very nice commissioned flute.

If you would like to inquire about a flute like this being made for you please reach out to Tim Jennings via email (sales@jacksonholetim.com) or give him a call (307) 690-0427.

Rocky Mountain High

Commission Art Piece Finds Home in Aspen Colorado

Recently I had the great pleasure to deliver this Commissioned Flute to a home in one of my favorite places to be… Aspen Colorado. In fact this is one of two flutes that I made for customers in Aspen that we delivered during our visit just a few weeks ago.

Crafted from Alaskan Yellow Cedar this flute featured Sapodilla Totem Rails and a Mustang fetish also crafted from a piece of Sapodilla. For this project we crafted a hand made cabochon made from a remnant piece of Catlinite (Sacred Pipestone) that came from a pipe project I had been working on. Hand shaped and finished to a statin sheen this stone was finally bezel set in Sterling Silver and then inlaid into the body of the flute.

The stands are one of our new stand types that are both functional and simplistic in design. For this project these stand cradles were also made from Alaskan Yellow Cedar. The bottom of each stand has a felt pad to protect stand and surface they are set on and the cradle area also has felt padding to help protect the flute itself. These are very cool little stands that you can set on any surface for display without having to do any mounting.

This was a beautiful sounding flute tuned in the key of D# because of its larger bore. The long aesthetics of my hand crafted flute designs make for wonderful functional art displays while also possessing the soft wonderful voice that an Alaskan Yellow Cedar crafted flute delivers.

Personal Pipe Commission

Payson Arizona Pipe Commission Ships

This is a nice little pipe just finished and shipped out to it’s new home in Payson Arizona. There is a lovely story behind this pipe design but because of it’s personal nature lets just say it was for a special occasion. This pipe’s new owner is a wonderful lady that resides in Payson Arizona with her husband among the big blue skies that are found just below the Mogollon Rim.

Hand crafted from a piece of Catlinite (Sacred Pipestone) this pipe is smaller in stature with a woman’s hand in mind. The stem is crafted from Alaskan Yellow Cedar and feature hand cut Bison Lace with glass Crow Beads. The stands also crafted from Alaskan Yellow Cedar are of a new design that helps lift the art piece up off the surface for a simplistic display.

The stands have felt pads on the bottom feet to protect any surface and felt pads in the cradle of each stand to help protect the pipe and stem. Because this pipe was crafted for a women I chose to use lighter wood colors for the pipe stem and the stands and I believe it gives the project an overall feminine feel. It was an honor to have been selected as the artist to craft this pipe

Construction Upgrades

New Journey Begins

Upgrade your Commissioned flute or add accents to one of our already crafted flutes. Most of my customers who buy a flute from our shop would prefer something a little more unique than just a nice flute. For some just adding a small leather accent is enough while others request something more individualized that holds a special meaning to them.

Custom Made Award Winning Alaskan Yellow Cedar Flute. Acrylic Black with Maple Totem and Totem Rails.

Hand Made Cabochons

On of my favorite accent to add to a custom flute is a hand crafted cabochon. Personally I like the looks of a bezel set piece as it helps both define the edges of the stone selected as well as helping the cabochon pop off the flute. No two flutes or cabochons are the same and each one is handcrafted individually in our shop right here in Wyoming.

Some of our favorite stones to work with are Picture Jasper, Wyoming Black Jade, Wyoming Harvested Elk Antler, Hand quarried Sacred Catlinite (Pipestone) and other unique stones we come across. These stones can be bezel set in Sterling Silver and then set into the flute or if preferred no bezel at all.

Sacred Pipestone Cabochon with Sterling Silver Bezel
Alaskan Yellow Cedar flute with Sapodilla Totem rails. Bezel Set Pipestone Cabochon, Custom Made Pipestone Mouthpiece and inlayed pipestone band along foot of the flute. Custom made Maple Eagle totem with
Commission Black Walnut flute with Leather Accents, Pipestone Bead, Maple Totem and Rails, Bison Leather Accents

These are just some of the images of flutes with cabochons and some of the Cabochons themselves. Accents in addition to the inlaid cabs are hand mades beads, stands and Bison leather accents. Customizing a flute for just you is a very special journey. The satisfaction of owning a one of a kind Jackson Hole Tim Flute, one that plays beautifully and at the same time becomes a beautiful accent piece to your home or office decor is a journey worth taking.

New Construction

Alaskan Yellow Cedar Large Bore Flute Ready for Glue-up

This is a brand new flute being built from the ground up. This flute is being crafted from Old Growth Alaskan Yellow Cedar and will feature Sapodilla Totem rails and fetish. The Fetish is to be determined at a future date. This will be a fairly large bodied flute that features a 1 1/8″ bore. More than likely this will be tuned in the Key of C#, D, D#, E.

Sapodilla Totem Rails and Sapodilla Mustang Fetish

Updates for this flute will be posted and a brand new page for this flute will be added to our website in the coming days. We are ready for glue-up so the shaping should begin fairly soon, right after we add the totem rails, select playing hole placement and shape away. This is going to be an beautiful flute both to look at and play.

If you are interested in securing this flute before it is completed reach out to us by phone, (307) 690-0427 or shoot us an email to “timjen333@gmail.com”. It’s going to be a very nice flute.

Construction Update

This is an update to an earlier post from last week. This Alaskan Yellow Cedar Flute featuring a Black Walnut inlaid Cutting Edge and Black Walnut Totem rails is just about ready to enter the finishing stages as the shaping process is complete. This flute has been tuned and it is NOT in the F or G keys as mentioned in earlier post.

Black Walnut Whimsical Eagle Fetish and Totem Rails

My error earlier was that this was a 7/8″ bore flute when actually this is a 1″ Bore flute. It has been tuned to the Key of D# which is where it seems to want to be. NEW to this flute is a brand new fetish design, our Whimsical Eagle. This Eagle is crafted from the same Black Walnut as the inlay and Totem Rails and features a chimney around the sound hole. This is a larger flute body with an overall length of 27 1/4″ inches. Finish is to be natural and right now plans are to be High Gloss.

Time to Make Changes

There is still time to make a change in the finish. It could be finished in SATIN, SEMI-GLOSS , or High Gloss. If you wanted to add something special such as a custom cabochon in something like Sacred Pipestone or maybe a custom Wyoming Elk Antler like the one below there is still time.

Port Orford Cedar Flute with Sapodilla Totem Rails, Mustang Totem and Elk Antler Cabochon

Sound Sample Coming

This week we will record a sound clip that will be posted as soon as available. This flute has a deeper voice that is very pleasing.

Available Now

This flute is now available to order for delivery. Depending on what you may want done with this flute will determine delivery time. As it is set now this flute should be able to ship within 10 days pr so. If you have interest in this flute please email us ‘Sales@Jacksonholetim.com” or Call us at 307-690-0427.

BASE PRICE $425.00 plus Shipping

Construction Update

Just a quick update on two flutes I have spoken of in past days and an update at to where they are in the construction stage of each. Both of these flutes are available as of now so if you have interest please reach out to us.

Orange Acrylic Alaskan Yellow Cedar

This flute is in the final stages for paint and finish. The Orange Acrylic is just about done and the final sanding and clear coats of finish will follow. It has been tuned to the Key of G @ 432Hz. Totem rails are maple and will have a natural finish to accent the orange. Currently I am planning a Mustang Fetish but this is subject to change. This flute should be ready to ship within the next 10 days.

Alaskan Yellow Cedar with Black Walnut Rails and Cutting Edge Inlay

This Alaskan Yellow Cedar flute is finished with the shaping stage and is currently being sanded to final shape before we tune it. Tuning will be either and F# or G/G#. The flute will determine what key she wants to be. Totem Rails and Cutting Edge inlay are out of Black Walnut. Totem has yet to be determined. Tuning will take place this coming week and then the finish will start to be applied. Very nice looking flute and I am sure its voice will be as good as it looks.

If you are interested in either one of these flute simply reach out to us via email at sales@jacksonholetim.com or give us a call 307-690-0427.

Sacred Soul Pendant

Crafted from hand quarried  Sacred Minnesota Catlinite stone (Sacred Pipe Stone). Handmade by Wyoming Artist Timothy N. Jennings.  This Wyoming Soul Pendant was crafted from a single piece of Sacred Catlinite Stone.

Like most of our Catlinite jewelry this pendent was crafted from the remnants from one of Tim’s past pipe commissions.  Tim never throws any of the stone remnants out and instead re-purposes them into pendants, cabochons, beads and other jewelry items.

Blessed at the Base of the Tetons

The Native American Communities have long considered this stone to be sacred to their people.  Used for generations by many of the First Nations People, this hand quarried stone has been used for centuries in the crafting of personal and ceremonial pipes as well as other personal items.  This handmade pendant like all of the pipestone Tim receives has been blessed at the base of the Teton Range here in the Yellowstone Basin of Wyoming.

More than a Pendant

The genesis of this piece came while shaping an earlier cabochon that was later bezel set in sterling silver and inlaid into one of Tim’s flute commissions. Tim found himself handling a flattened piece of stone and as he sat contemplating his next step of the project Tim was working on he found himself holding this flatten stone in his hand and rubbing it between his fingers more and more.

“The strange thing was the more I held the stone in my hand the more relaxed I seemed to be.  This has happened many times and in fact I had kept this flat stone on my desk and from time to time I would pick it up and rub the stone while thinking about the task before me.”

Artist Timothy N Jennings

The First Nations People have long known that there was power within the stone.  It has been demonstrated by the use of this stone for some of their most sacred ceremonial gatherings.  As a pipe maker mentored many years ago by an Assiniboine Elder from Montana, Tim learned to respect this unusual stone used by so many for so long.  Could there be more to it than just stories past down by many who came before us?

Wyoming Soul Stone Pendent

Tim made the first necklace or pendant for one of his children and since Tim still has his piece of flatten stone on his desk and he still picks it up regularly.  Tim created this Wyoming Soul Stone to share with those who might appreciate the power within.  When wearing this necklace simply reach up and rub the Soul Stone between your fingers.  Feel the power of Mother Earth and accept the Blessings received from one of the most powerful places on earth… The Great Yellowstone Basin and the Teton Range.

The Pendant

The flatten stone is hand set onto a solid sterling silver backing and a sterling silver loop.  The necklace is braided leather that features a sterling silver lobster clasp.  Each Soul Pendant is handmade and no two are alike.  This Soul Pendent is available now for purchase and ready to ship.  The more you rub your stone the more the natural patina will shine.  And maybe… just maybe some of your worries or inspirations will leave or rise from the ashes within…

Available for Commission – choose the type of necklace for your Soul Pendent.  Leather, Silver, Gold… you choose.

$285.00 Plus Shipping

Under Construction

Shaping Stage

Alaskan Yellow Cedar Flute with Black Walnut Totem rails and Cutting Edge inlay. This is a 1″ Bore, 6 hole flute that will be tuned in the D or E range when complete. Overall length is right at 27″ long. The basic shaping of this flute is close to being complete and then we will set the final tune it will live at.

This flute is available to purchase now and there is still time to add additional accents like an inlaid cabochon . Price point for this flute will be in the $345.00 plus shipping range. The totem has not been selected but more than likely will also be crafted from Black Walnut. Reach out to us if you are interested in this flute.

Updates will be posted as this flute makes progress. Email us with questions “Sales@Jacksonholetim.com”