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.
I am always on the hunt for the best Alaskan Yellow Cedar I can find. This Bunk of Lumber was no exception. I was offered a small bunk of 8/4 Boards that are ALL 12″ WIDE! Some are 16 ‘ feet long. This bunk of premium, very expensive AYC boards represents the best of the best Mother Nature can muster.
Without hesitation I committed to purchasing this bunk and I needed to get it to my shop as soon as possible. You do not find boards this nice all that often especially this wide. So it shipped via Semi and somehow ended up in Grand Junction Colorado rather than Afton Wyoming. Fortunately it landed at a business I know and they took very good care of this cedar until I could make the journey.
Yesterday my wife and I left the ranch at 4:20am and made our way 500 miles to Grand Junction Colorado and 500 miles back home to Wyoming. We arrived in good shape and picked up the cedar and made our way back home arriving just before midnight. These are very nice boards of which I will take some more pictures as soon as I can get them stored.
Also coming later this month hopefully will be some premium cut VG grained Sitka Spruce and some Port Orford Cedar. These will be premium grade materials perfect for musical instruments and specialty projects.
For more information reach out to me at “firstname.lastname@example.org” or call (307) 690-0427.
NEW to JHT Kitchen is this Super sharp VG-10 Japanese stainless steel knife is clad with 67-layer Damascus dragon pattern on both sides (33 Layers on each side). Design increases toughness, improves stain resistance, and prolongs knife life. Mirror polished stainless steel bolster and butt end design have made this knife even better.
The perfect weight balanced full length handle is made in our shop of River Reclaimed Sappodilla which is durable, non-slip, easy to clean, waterproof, comfortable, and beautiful.
Every Zhen Premium knife comes with its own hand crafted gift box or storage box. The most important attribute for a chef’s knife is its ability to be sharpened and stay sharp. The VG-10 stainless steel from Japan is heat treated to a hardness of HRC 60-62.
All Zhen knives have a traditional western double bevel edge.
Available for Back Order! All back orders have the option to choose their species of wood for your handle. Price Point could be different depending on species selected.
Other knives available… No two are the same as each one is hand crafted by Wyoming Artist Tim Jennings. Email us at “SALES@JACKSONHOLETIM.COM” and put “CUSTOM KNIFE” in the subject line.
i have just secured a new shipment of true Old Growth Alaskan Yellow Cedar boards that will be here first of next week. This current shipment includes Cedar boards that reach lengths of 12 feet and all are 10″ wide and 8/4″ thick. This is the absolute best of the best all very tight Vertical Grain milled boards.
In addition I have secured some larger cant trims that are 4 and 6 inches thick by 12″ inches wide and up to 6 feet in length. These too are very nice solid AYC lumber that is perfect for carving, lathe turning and other projects requiring thicker stock.
Cut Your Own Stock
Are you a flute builder, relief carver, specialty cabinet builder, lathe turner? The source for this kind of quality stock requires purchases that are rather large and difficult to source. As in years past we will ship any size order, nothing is too small. Save money when you purchase stock in larger quantities. No orders are too large.
We expect to have the first boards on the ground here in Wyoming first of next week. Watch for new menu items to be added to our website in coming days. Links will list pricing and specialty boards as they become available.
If you are interested reach out to me early and get your name on some of this beautiful hard to get Old Growth Alaskan Yellow Cedar. We will ship individual boards or if needed we can surface them for your for a upcharge. These are all rough sawn kiln dried boards.
I have started limited production for sale, flute blanks that feature unique hardwood end caps. The first blanks that will be available will be 24″ long blanks with bore sizes of 3/4″ and 7/8″. The end caps will be 3″ long at the foot of the blank and 2 3/4″ long at the mouth piece with the main part of the body approximately 18 1/4″ long.
The first few to be available will feature East Indian Rosewood and African Blackwood. If you are thinking about building a flute with a little more aesthetic appeal consider one our JHT Pre-Bored flute blanks. These new End Cap Blanks will be added to inventories on our Pre-Bore Flute Blank Page. Also available will be appropriate sized pieces for those who want to add their own totem rails.
Available for Pre-Order
These take time to craft properly and if you are wanting to purchase one reach out to me via the form below. Price points will vary based on Solid Turning blanks to pre-bored blanks made just like most all of the ones you are familiar with.
Check out this bad boy… This 1″ inch bore six hole flute is crafted from clear Texas Juniper. This image really does not do this flute body justice. I have always loved the color ranges in a nice piece of juniper and this one is no exception.
This flute features Maple Totem Rails and scheduled to have my Mustang Fetish. Still time to choose a different species for the Mustang but Maple will look real nice. Also add a hand made cabochon to make this flute completely yours.
Tuned to E @432Hz this flute as a nice deeper voice and sounds great. Final shaping and tuning is complete and I an now in the finishing stages. The finish will be a high gloss finish and accented with our hand cut Bison lace.
This is one of my favorite flutes I have made this year. I have posted information about this flute before offering what I consider to be the best flute of 2020 so far. Crafted from Old Growth Port Orford Cedar this large bore flute feature Sapodilla Totem Rail and my Mustang Fetish also made from Sapodilla.
Highlights of this flute was the addition of a hand cut Wyoming harvested Elk Antler cabochon set in Sterling Silver. The 1″ inch bore of this flute gives it a deeper voice tuned to D @440 Hz. Leather accents is our Wyoming handcut Bison lace. Nothing fancy just a really nice instrument. Simple Elegance achieved!
The new owner of this flute lives in Riverside, California and it is scheduled to ship late this week. I will miss this flute in my shop! As with all of the flutes I make I hope this flute bring them years of personal enjoyment.
If you like this flute as I do please visit the link below as there is a sister flute to this only crafted from Alaskan Yellow Cedar but features the same totem rail design and Mustang fetish. If you think you might like to peak then CLICK HERE for more information on the sister flute available.
As always this flute is available for commission. I still have some really nice Port Orford Cedar blanks. Contact me at “Sales@Jacksonholetim.com for more.
Earlier I made a post about three new flutes that I had started one of which is this Alaskan Yellow Cedar flute that will be finished in Acrylic Orange. This is an update specific to this flute.
The rough shaping and placement of the playing holes are complete and it is now in final shaping and sanding stage. Once the flute is shaped and sanded I will tune it prior to the final stages of finishing. As this flute gets down to it’s final shape it is going to be a beauty.
As planed this flute will also get my Wyoming Mustang fetish crafted from maple as are the totem rails. The flute above which was the first in orange for me found a home in Texas which seems appropriate as the color fits.
This flute is available to purchase ahead of completion so if interested visit the web page specific to this flute.
This five hole flute tuned to G @ 440Hz has entered the final phases of finishing. The Mustang fetish has been roughly crafted and matched to this flute. Next will be final detailing of the fetish and lacquer.
The flute is a very nice playing and aesthetically pleasing flute to look and listen to. This flute will like all of our flute ship with a protective bag. Almost ready for a home…
A customer just sent me this photo this morning of them making breakfast. From Scottsdale, Arizona Kirk recently received his order of 2 Flat Spatulas and one medium Spoon. It always warms our hearts when customers share with us how they use our Functional Art…
Most of you know jacksonholetim.com as primarily an artist website with a focus on Native American Style flutes and their parts as well as hand crafted pipes and local photography. Well nothing is changing there but we are adding a new hand crafted product line for consideration.
The Back Story
Those who know me know that I have three children ages ranging from 18 – 34 years of age. Our son Brock is a very accomplished Chef as well as a musician. Brock has really grown into an exception chef with lots of experience both in the home and in restaurants. His younger sister Blaire although not a working chef is also very much one in her own right. What this means is Peyton and eat really well when they come to visit.
The journey that led to the crafting of a line of kitchen utensils was one of desire to find a better quality type of wooden cooking utensils that Brock wanted in his kitchen and a need to find purpose to all of the exceptional Old Growth Alaskan Yellow Cedar I use in many of my flute projects but so much for various reasons cannot be used in flute making. I do not waste a single board.
Truly Hand Crafted One of A Kind
So it seemed natural to makes some utensils for Brock and Blaire to use. Then is dawned on me that people might like to have some of these as well. We sat down and came up with a small line of hand crafted utensils which will be rolled out in the coming weeks, a line of functional yet durable utensils. For me though I am NOT about production pieces… I wanted to make these by hand as crazy as it sounds.
So let it be clear that every single utensil whether in inventory or ordered by a customer each one is fully hand crafted by me, in the USA, in the state of Wyoming. Unlikely you will find any wooden kitchen utensil so unique and yet functional made not with waste but premium quality USA Sourced materials. I truly put my own heart and soul into every piece I make whether it be a flute, pipe, wooden utensil, jewelry piece… everything that l make is part of my art working in multiple mediums.
Until I am able to catch up on exiting orders and build some small inventory to make available on this website send me a message of what you might want below and I will let you know costs and estimated time for delivery. These are really cool even if I do make them… lol