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”

Functional Art

Nothing goes to waste! No matter how careful we are when we lay out our flute blanks we always end up with trim pieces that are not going to be used for flute making. Some of these trims you will find on post our website as single boards for purchase while other we repurpose into one of our fun Kitchen Utensils we make here by hand.

A couple of years ago we started our JHT Kitchen line of hand crafted wooden utensils. Last year we flat out sold out of what we had in stock as we are limited to what we are able to craft. Well slowly I am crafting more of these fun fully functional art pieces and we have some available now.

Newly Designed Multipurpose JHT Spoon

NEW SPOON DESIGN

Most all of our kitchen utensils are made from our Old Growth Alaskan Yellow Cedar stockpile. AYC is simply one of the best woods for these utensils and AYC is awesome around water. The spoon shown above, you would think would have been one of the first I made but I finally got around to crafting this for our own kitchen. A simple ergonomically designed wooden spoon that can be used for so much over the stove.

JHT Medium Paddle Spatula

New Paddle Spatula Adds Functionality

Another fairly new add to our utensil is this Medium Paddle Spatula. Easy to use utensil that has a narrow paddle which makes it easy to get into wide mouth jars and such. Saute with it, simply stirring, stir fry veggies and more. Kind of a fun piece.

Use Wood NOT Plastic

As if our American Diet is not bad enough for our health. Just about everything you find for use in the kitchen is made overseas and out of plastics. Some better than others. Wood on the other hand is timeless, healthy and old school alternative. More and more families are purchasing high quality wooden made utensils for cooking in their kitchen. The only thing we add other than our labor is a Pure Food-Grade mineral oil before we ship.

Hand Crafted with Functionality in mind

Hand Crafted in Afton Wyoming

Like everything we make in our shop right here in Afton Wyoming. Like our flute, ALL of the JHT Utensils are hand crafted individually and NO TWO are the same. Easy to use, easy to care for and great for all your stove top needs. All though the price points are a bit higher than production made pieces if you take care of them they will last you for many years of fun healthy cooking.

Visit all of our current utensil selection HERE

Under Construction 6 Hole Flute

Tuned and in Finishing Stages. This is a 6 Hole flute is crafted from a beautiful piece of Texas Juniper. Totel Rails are maple and the fetish HAS NOT been crafted. This is a larger bore flute body at 1″ inch and the voice is a deeper healing tone. Tuned to the Key of D# @ 432Hz. There is still time to select a fetish for this flute. Currently the plans are to finish it with our Maple Wyoming Mustang.

Finding a piece of Texas Juniper this clean is hard to find. The flute will be finished with a Satin finish on the body and a Semi-Gloss Totem. Leather accents will be our hand cut Bison Lace. A recording of the voice of this flute is forthcoming.

Hand Cut Bison Lace for Full Hides

Available to purchase now as planned or add some other bling before it is completed. This flute will be priced at $385 plus shipping. If you have interest in this flute please complete for Information Form below.

This Mustang Fetish Design is one of our most popular totems. Seen here in unfinished Maple and finished Sapodilla.

More Information…

Construction Update

Ready for Final Paint and Finish

Recently we added a page for this flute that has been under construction. There was one small change to this flute which was we tuned it as a 6 hole flute rather than the planned 5 hole. This flute has been tuned as planned in the Key of G @432Hz. The body will be Acrylic Orange as the Totem and rail will be the natural Maple. Leather accents will be our hand cut Bison Lace. We will be adding a recording of this flute by the weekend. This flute is ready to be purchased now and should be ready to ship within 7-10 days.

This flute has been crafted by Wyoming Flute Artist Timothy Jennings. For more information on how to purchase this flute CLICK HERE.

Morning Coffee – Hair Salon Bound

It has been a while since I posted a Morning Coffee Post. I thought it was about time to get back to sharing how blessed we are here in Western Wyoming no matter what the journey. This morning it was a trip into Jackson Wyoming and to the Aveda Salon for my wife. Truthfully I did not have plans to make this trip with her but she twisted my arm and so off we went.

First stop was to refresh our morning coffees, a decaf latte for her and a large Americano with steamed Half/Half, EXTRA HOT for me!. As usual we ran into some of the local people we know and started our visit in Jackson with some morning chat. I dropped off Peyton at the salon and once she was inside I was gifted with a couple hours all to myself.

Medicine for my Soul

Teton Mountain Range Grand Teton National Park
North End of Mormon Row, Grand Teton National Park

As I pulled away from the Salon I quickly looked into the back seat of my truck to make sure I had my camera with me. Yep, I do so where do I want to go for a few hours and relax? Without hesitation I headed north out of Jackson Hole, coffee in hand into Grand Teton National Park. I have so many favorite places I like to visit but because of time constraints I decided to keep the distance driven down thereby allowing me more time to just sit and take in Mother Earths blessings.

Today the weather was not stellar for photos but it was absolutely a beautiful day. Even though it is early May the tourists are definitely arriving and so are their driving habits…UGH. In some cases watching them is more fun than the park itself…lol.

These pictures taken this morning are all from the general same area in Grand Teton National Park. This last one is a place called Black Tail Ponds. This is such a beautiful view of the Tetons which are only a couple miles to the West of this place. Moose, Deer, Antelope, Elk and the elusive Griz frequent this place. The water that lays just below these pines is a ribbon of the Snake River which runs basically behind them.

Black Tail Ponds, Grand Teton National Park
Black Tail Ponds, Teton National Park

On a morning such as this… this place feeds Medicine for my Soul! The view never old and if ever you are in this country come to this place. Bring a cup of your favorite Coffee and enjoy what the morning has to offer.

Authentic Wyoming

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