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Pre-Bored Flute Blanks Now Ship with Bison Leather Lace
We now stock and cut our own Bison Leather Lace for our production flutes and for all of you flute makers we are now adding Bison Lace with each Pre-Bore Flute Blanks Set ordered from this page. Select the flute blank(s) you want and one of 4 current colors of lace available from the shopping cart. Each flute blank ordered will ship with it’s own lace so when you complete your flute you will be ready to tie your fetish on your new flute. The Bison lace shipped with each order will be pre-cut lace that is 3/8″ wide (most popular) by 36″inches in length. This provides you with plenty of length for each flute blank you order. Current colors available are:
PLUS – All Flute Blanks Ordered Ship with 3 Schematic Drawings
Each order we now include beginning January 1st 2018 three proprietary Flute Drawing Schematics that should assist you in your flute building journey at no additional cost. These schematics will help detail the important components for crafting the Windway or Cutting Edge. These drawings will share with you the exact process I use in my own personal flute building. When your order is placed and paid for we will email you these schematics in advance of your order shipping. We also sell these schematics as a stand alone order for $6.95.
I have just completed and added 16 new pre-bored flute blanks to our flute blank pages. Four of the new blanks are crafted from China Berry which has characteristics of Black Locust. All fours blanks are 24″ inches long cut with a 7/8″ bore.
The other blanks include 7/8″ and 1″ bores cut in Old Growth Alaskan Yellow Cedar and Port Orford Cedar. Lengths are 24″, 28″ and 30″ inches long. All windways and focusing channels are cut to 3/8″ wide but on the 1″ bored blanks you can enlarge them up to 1/2″ wide if desired.
Well after getting lost in the mail we finally received our first mockup (Stitch Up) of our new Jackson Hole Time Bison Hat. This is our first generation Bison hat that we will release shortly and it is available to purchase now. This Bison hat is being embroidered right here in Wyoming and I really like it. The first hats we will receive with logo on them will be the FLEX FIT 210 Flat Billed Skater hat. It will look just like the mockup image to the left. The back of the hat will feature the Wyoming Bucking Horse, Wyoming and Forever West tagline . If you are interested in this hat visit our JACKSON HOLE TIM HATS PAGE.
Just completed this flute is one that has been shared in our Under Construction Page. This six hole Native American Style flute is handcrafted from a piece of very old Black Walnut harvested from the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains. Not a matched set of blanks but cut from the same board. This flute features a 7/8″ bore tuned to the key of F# @432Hz and Sapodilla rails which nests the fetish which is our Teton Spike. The Spike is crafted from a piece of Bubinga which is seldom used in our shop and it will be attached with a matrix of our Handcut Wyoming Tan Bison Leather. Flute body features our signature hand cut step. Another very nice flute. Available for $325.00 plus shipping. CLICK HERE for full details on this flute.
We have just added a new flute available for sale. This Port Orford Cedar flute is a five hole flute tuned to the Key of G @ 440Hz. This is a very very nice POC flute with an incredible voice. In an attempt to make some of our flutes more affordable we have priced this flute at $185.00. This is in a small way our attempt to make some of our flutes available for the first time flute buyer. But do not be fooled by the price – this little flute is really nice. beginner or not For more information CLICK HERE and see the full details of this amazing little flute.
In production now is this Lone Bull Bison taken this past summer here in the Yellowstone Basin. This is a very nice 16″ x 24″ Acrylic Mount that is in the process of being framed. The frame is being crafted from Old Growth Alaskan Yellow Cedar and is available in both a natural High Gloss finish and a High Gloss Black. This acrylic is currently scheduled to be framed in a natural high gloss frame. This image was printed on high resolution archival Epson Metallic Photo paper using Epson archival inks. This paper type gives this print a luminous and iridescent appearance.
This image was then mounted onto a clear acrylic, finished with a 1/8” black sintra adhered to the back. Other Acrylic prints are typically printed directly onto the acrylic itself resulting in a lower resolution print with much less vibrance. Finally I had the edges of the acrylic diamond polished with a 3 step process to ensure a diamond shine that adds a stunning finishing touch. Even though this image is set into our own frame design the polished edges really make for a clean finished mount.
This acrylic will be mounted from the front of the frame giving it a true floating off of the wall appearance. The image of this ram shown here was done in just this way and this should give you an idea of how the finished product will look. It is hard to capture how nice these prints look in a web based image – they really look great in person.
Reserve it Now
If you are interested in this Bison acrylic please complete the form below. If you have questions simply write them in the comments section. If you would like to order a different sized version of this image let me know and we can order it from the lab. If you want to purchase this print before it is completed here in our shop simply purchase it now from the link below. Please select from the drop down menus the 16 x 24 option and the frame choice. If you hurry you can select either the High Gloss Natural (as scheduled) or the High Gloss Black. Finally this image is also available as just an acrylic mount that has no frame and mounts directly to your wall.
Earlier this month I entered some of my photos from the past couple of years in a photo contest here in Afton Wyoming. I just received an email giving me the good news. The photo you see here is my daughter Brynn loving on her mare Rebecca Star in a small creek here in Jackson Wyoming. This picture was taken this past summer and I thought it was truly representative of the story of the Wyoming Cowgirl. No belt buckles, cowboy hats, shirts, rodeo drama just a girl and her horse. I am humbled this picture was chosen as the winner in the Cowboy & Cowgirl Category.
Available for Print
This image is available for print. The first prints will be Acrylic Mounts and custom framed here in our shop. If you are interested in purchasing this print titled “A Girl and Her Horse” complete the form below. Print sizes available will be in 8.5″ x 10″ and 11″ x 17″ plus framing. Framing will be crafted out of Alaskan Yellow Cedar and mounted from the front. Below is an example of a recent print completed in this way. Frame will be available in Natural High Gloss finish and a High Gloss Black.
As I write this post we are adding 15 new Pre-Bored Native American Style flute blanks to our Pre-Bored Blanks for sale page. In this batch there are 3 26″ long China Berry blanks bored with a 7/8″ bore. One Old Growth Port Orford Cedar blank 28″ long and a 7/8″ bore. One 30″ long Old Growth Alaskan Yellow Cedar 30″ long. There are five 1″ bore Port Orford Cedar flute blanks all five are 30″ inches long. Finally we have added five more 24″ long 7/8″ bore Alaskan Yellow Cedar blanks.
All of our blanks are individually shrink wrapped to help maintain the quality of the blank before and during shipping. Each blank list on our Pre-Bore Flute Blanks Page are listed individually and the picture you see is the actual blank you are purchasing. All 15 will be identified with the tag NEW in the listing. ALL of these new blanks are first-rate blanks and the Port Orford Cedar blanks are some of the best I have cut in a long time. Check them out.
Inbound as I write this post are several of the first new Bison hides I have selected for all of you flute builders out there. These first hides will be available in four great colors with more colors to come. If you are building your own flutes you will once again be able to purchase pre-cut lace for next project.
In addition you will be able to order Bison Leather by the square foot, half hides and even full hides. Create new and exciting leather accents for your flutes such as fringed wraps, bags, lace, straps and more. These are very high quality first grade hides NOT sloppy seconds.
Look for our new Bison Hide pages to be added in our menu system in the next few days. I am excited to bring quality orth American Bison hides to our customers. In the meantime if you have questions email me @ “firstname.lastname@example.org”
This Wyoming Ram was taken this past winter of 2017 in the Miller Butte area of Jackson Hole Wyoming. This is a 12′ x 12″ 1/4″ thick acrylic mounted photo on metal paper. Custom framed in Alaskan Yellow Cedar and finished in a high gloss lacquer. Outside dimensions of the frame are 14″ x 14″. The frame stands 2″ inches deep lifting this image off of the wall and with the natural color of the cedar this should fit into any decor. Available for purchase now.
From time to time I want to highlight certain products available on our website for sale. I want to share with those who are looking for Pre-Bored Native American Styled Flute Blanks for their next flute project these really nice pre-bored flute blanks. Although most all of the pre-bored flute blanks we list are very nice blanks occasionally there are some that are easily missed. I have four more 30 inch Black Willow flute blanks ready to ship. These are very nice blanks three with a 1″ bore and one with a 1 1/8″ bore, all with the focusing channel currently set to 3/8″ in width. All four of these blanks are from the same board and are book matched blanks. Black Willow make for a very nice flute, easy to work and aesthetically pleasing. Below are the four blanks currently available. You can also find them through the menu system by mousing over “Native American Flute”…”Flute Blank Supplies”…”Pre-Bored Flute Blanks”.
Recently we add a new shopping cart to Jackson Hole Tim and made a post about it here. Well like with all new things we ran into glitches that to be truthful were quite frustrating. A new cart and new problems. But thanks to some of you we were able to figure out where the bottleneck was and I think as of today it is fixed and good to go. You can pay with credit cards or PayPal now at check out.
Another glitch was the Shopping Cart itself. The way it was designed is that it scrolled with you as you went down the page. This was causing issues on some people’s PCs in that some of you could not see the final checkout button. This too has been resolved and now if you need to access your shopping cart at any time you can access it from the first two menu options, “BLOG and SHOP ALL”. Simply mouse over them and you will see the link to the cart. Have a blessed day!