Posted on

Ready for Glue Up

Alaskan Yellow Cedar in RED!

Ready for Glue Up! Another painted flute inbound… This shot of the inside of the flute blanks prior to glue-up shows the Red that has been chosen for this new flute project.  This flute will be very similar in design as the black one shown below.  Difference will be this flute is a 7/8″ bore NOT a 1″ and it will not have an elk antler cabochon.   But it will feature the same style rails and Mustang fetish.  Plans for tuning are in the F# – G range at 440 or 432 Hz.  Finish will be many coats of HIGH Gloss lacquer.  Shout out if you like what you see.

Share thoughts if you dare… I will update as we go through the stages… Interested in this flute? Reach out to me…  Email me at “sales@jacksonholetim.com” or phone (307) 690-0427

2018 Western Design Conference Entry
Posted on

Russian Olive Flute G @ 440Hz

Entry Level Russian Olive Flute

This is a really nice little six hole flute hand crafted from a piece of Russian Olive harvested from the Boulder Colorado region.  Russian Olive is kind of tortured wood with virtually no straight branches.  Getting a really nice flute blank from a slab of Russian Olive is no easy task.  This flute blank although crafted from a matched blank set, it is not what I would consider a premier blank set simply because of few minor imperfections.  Having said that I built this flute with idea of making it available at an entry-level price point.

This flute features a 7/8″ bore and it is tuned to G @ 440Hz.  A really nice bright sounding voice and easy to play.  Overall length is 22 7/8″ measured on top.  The playing holes are laid out as follows:  The bottom 3 hole are spaced at 1 1/8″ measure on center and the 3 top holes are spaced at 1 1/16″ on center with 1 1/4″ between the #3 and #4 holes.  The blow-hole is a 3/8″ bore and is approximately 2 3/4″ in length leading into the Slow Air Chamber.  The Stop Block area is approximately 1 1/4″ thick.

The Fetish is my Whimsical Bison also crafted from a piece of Russian Olive and it is attached to the flute with our hand cut Wyoming Brown Elk lace.  The fetish sits on top of a 3/8″ wide Focusing Channel cut into the body of the flute.  The finish is a Semi-Gloss lacquer finish and both inside and outside are finished in the same way.  Overall this is a really nice little flute perfect for the backpack adventure or just playing at home.

I have set the price point to be affordable for those seeking their first flute and yet this is an amazing sounding flute in its own right.  Tuned at 6400 foot elevation and voiced right here in the Teton Range of the Yellowstone Basin.  Ships with its own protective bag.  As always if you have questions reach out to me via email “sales@jacksonholetim.com” or call/text (307) 690-0427.

$125.00 + Shipping

Posted on

ASH Flute F# @ 432Hz

Under Construction ASH NAF F# @432 Hz

Just about ready for glue up is this reclaimed piece of ASH that is from a very old hand hewn beam I picked up a few years ago.  The sister to this flute can be seen here.  This flute blank set has been bored with a 7/8″ bore and features a Iron Wood Cutting Edge inlay.  Plans for this flute is for it to be an F# but there is still time to make a change if you are interested.  This flute could be an F, F#, G or G# I am thinking.  The fetish will be our whimsical otter fetish and attached with our hand-cut Wyoming Bison lace.

The aesthetic will be in very close to the image of this Port Orford Cedar flute shown here.  Plans are to cut my signature step in front of the inlay but in this case there will extra length given to the windway area because of the length of the inlay.  Finish although it can be changed prior to finishing is planned for a Semi-Gloss finish.

Finally being crafted from something as hard as reclaimed American Ash this should have a very bright voice.  I personally like this type of sound…  If you are interested please contact me via email “sales@jacksonholetim.com” or call (307) 690-0427

 

Posted on

Another Flute Goes to Italy

Another Flute Goes to Italy

This was a unique little flute that has now found a new home in Italy.  This flute was actually made several years ago.  It was completely hand crafted from Western Red Cedar and featured a black walnut inlay for the cutting edge.  This flute WAS NOT bored with a plunge router but completely hand carved both inside components and outside.  This 7/8″ bore flute is tuned to F# @ 440 Hz.   A couple of other notes is that we inlaid 3 black onyx  cabochons and it also feature the 4 winds tuning hole to add length to the flute.

The fetish on this flute is our otter design and it is crafted from a piece of American Cherry.  Leather accent is hand cut Black Bison lace and there is a groove pre-cut around the body of the flute should you want to add another accents like a hanging feather or horse hair.

As with all of our flutes this flute was tuned at an altitude of 6,400 feet above sea level.  Many time we will tune our flute to the flat side of the target note because of the higher altitude and severe difference in temperature and humidity.  However this flute is spot on here in the Rockies.  Taking this flute to lower altitudes and higher temperatures and humidity will affect the tuning a bit.  But this flute should always be in tune with itself.

The inside of the flute was sealed like all of our flutes with many coats of lacquer and the outside of the flute is finished with more than 20+ very light coats of high gloss lacquer.  This is simply a very nice flute.  We are offering this flute at an entry level price as this would be a fabulous flute for the first time flute owner and yet one you will keep for many years.

Because it is made from Western Red Cedar it is important to note that it is very soft and susceptible to dents and dings.  The cutting edge was inlaid with walnut for this very reason.  Western Red Cedar produces a very soothing flute and this one is no exception.  Sounds and plays great!  This was a great entry level flute at a price point that was very affordable.

This nice little flute found a new home in Italy and is being delivered as I write this.  I hope that the new owner finds that joy that these wind instruments are capable of bringing.  It makes me smile to know that people in Italy appreciate our Native heritage and can find enjoyment in the flute.

Posted on

Black Walnut Flute Finds New Home In Italy

Black Walnut with Sapodilla Rails

Heading for Italy

This completely hand crafted Black Walnut flute is one of my favorites from this summer.  Nothing fancy but I do think it breaths Simple Elegance.  Anyway this flute is headed for it’s new Home in Italy.  For those who may not have seen this earlier on our website this flute was crafted from American Black Walnut and featured Sapodilla Totem Rails and the Totem/Fetish is our whimsical Teton Spike crafted from piece of dark black walnut.  Tuned to an F# @ 432 Hz this 7/8″ bore gives off a very nice tone.  Leather accents are our Wyoming Brown hand cut lace and a few Crow glass beads were added to finish it off.

I am always humbled when someone chooses to purchase a flute from me.  I know people have a choice and the fact that they selected one of my flutes is always humbling.  I home the new owner of this flute will find many hours of healing while playing her.  She was voiced right here in the Tetons of Wyoming.  Travel safe…

Big Brother

I like this flute so much that I have decided to build another Black Walnut flute with Sapodilla rails only this next flute is going to be the big brother to the flute above.  I say that because this next walnut blank is a 30″ long blank and will feature a 1 1/8″ bore and likes the flute above it too will be a six hole flute.  My goal for tuning this flute is shoot for a deeper C or C#.  The Slow Air Chamber (SAC) has been modified with a 1″ bored SAC rather than 1 1/8″.  Right now this new flute is a blank canvas so accents like the fetish design, inlaid stones and other accents has hanging horse hair etc can still be incorporated.

Below is the actual walnut blank that has been selected.   Who will be the new owner of this flute?  If you have interest simply reach out to me via email “sales@jacksonholetim.com” or call/text me (307) 690-0427… Christmas is coming…

Posted on

Big Bore Alaskan Yellow Cedar Flute Blanks Ready to Ship

Ready To Ship Now

We posted a few days ago that we have crafted a large order of large bore 1 1/8″ pre-bored Alaskan Yellow Cedar flute blanks… well they are now ready to ship.  You can find them Online on our Pre-Bored Flute Blank page.  Look towards the bottom of the Alaskan Yellow Cedar Blanks and they are listed together.

Each bank is cut with the following dimensions:  30″ inch long blanks are 1 3/4″ wide and each blank half is 7/8″ thick.  The Blow Hole is cut at 3/8″ wide x 2 3/4″ long.  The Slow Air Chambers (SAC) are 4″ long and modified to 1″ wide.  The Stop Block (between SAC and Bore) is 1 1/4″ deep.  The bore itself is 1 1/8″ round.  These blanks should create a very nice long aesthetic to your flutes and the tuning should be in the solid C to C# range or maybe even a nice D.

ALL Pre-Bored Blanks Ship with Bison Lace

Because we now stock and cut our own Bison Leather Lace for our production flutes and for all of you flute makers we now add Bison Lace with each Pre-Bore Flute Blanks Set ordered.  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:

Wyoming Black

Wyoming Mocha

Wyoming Tan

Wyoming Sand

All Blank Ordered Ship with 3 Schematics

Each pre-bored blanks order we now include 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.

Questions?

If you have any questions please call (307) 690-0427, text this number or email us at “Sales@Jacksonholetim.com”.  We are here to help!

Quantity Discounts Available

Each of our pre-bored flute blank sets listed here are individually handled, cut, surface, measured and graded.  You can purchase a single flute blank or several at a time.  No two flute blanks are the same and we only list the best on this website.  In fact we source commission materials and spec flute projects from many of these very same blanks.  If you are a professional flute maker, hobbyist, or just a weekend warrior and you want to purchase multiple items reach out to us via the form at the bottom of this page and let us know your interest.  We will get back to you with a delivered price with quantity discounts based on boards selected.

Quantity & Shipping Request Form

Posted on

Christmas Grizzly Ornament -The Chriszly

Hand Crafted Christmas Tree Ornament

We have decided to have some real fun with our art and create our first Jackson Hole Tim Christmas Tree Ornament.  Too many people rush through the Holidays forgetting how fun the simple things can be.  Living in Wyoming surrounded by forests of Christmas trees, cold Fall evenings and almost always a White Christmas Day is guaranteed.  Nothing better than a decorated Christmas Tree, a fire and family.

2018 Christmas Grizzly Ornament

Beginning this Holiday Season each year we are going to create one whimsical Christmas Tree ornament here in our shop to help celebrate the Christmas Season.  Simply the most wonderful time of year.  This year, our first, we have decided to focus on the Grizzly Bear.  So much attention has been brought to forest Bruin that we thought it would be a great first year ornament.

Completely hand crafted by artist Timothy Jennings here in our shop in Afton Wyoming no two Chriszly’s are the same.  Crafted from American Black Walnut and finished with a natural satin look each bear will ship in it’s own box.  Hang your new Chriszly Bear on your tree this Christmas and share a bit of joy from Wyoming.

Because each bear is hand made there will be a limited quantity so get your order in soon.  We will begin shipping our first Chriszlys the 1st of November.  This is an ornament that should last a lifetime and then some.  As we approach Christmas of 2018 remember what this day is all about.  Honor God, Honor Family, Honor Friends and may the Joy of Peace be will all of you!  Merry Christmas!

$24.95 each plus Shipping

Posted on

Large Bore Alaskan Yellow Cedar Flute Blanks

1 1/8″ Pre-Bored Flute Blanks NEW!

Just completed is a new batch of Old Growth Alaskan Yellow Cedar larger bore flute blanks.  These blanks are bored with a 1 1/8″ bore, a 1″ Modified Slow Air Chamber (SAC) and 3/8″ Blow Hole.  The Slow Air Chambers are 4″ inches in length and the Blow Hole is 2 3/4″ long.  The focusing channel like all of our pre-bored flute blanks are cut into the body of the flute and the stop block on these larger bored flute blanks is 1 1/4″ long by 3/8″ wide.  All of these blanks are 30″ Long.  Although not necessary you can enlarge the focusing channel up to about 1/2 the width of the flute bore.

Each large bore blank is priced at $42.00 plus shipping.  Look for individual specked blanks on our Pre-Bored Blank Page. All of our blanks are shrink wrapped after we have completed the build process.  This helps keep your blanks clean and dry until you are ready to craft your flute.

Quantity Discounts Available

Each of our pre-bored flute blank sets listed here are individually handled, cut, surface, measured and graded.  You can purchase a single flute blank or several at a time.  No two flute blanks are the same and we only list the best on this website.  In fact we source commission materials and spec flute projects from many of these very same blanks.  If you are a professional flute maker, hobbyist, or just a weekend warrior and you want to purchase multiple items simply complete the form below, call me at (307) 690-0427 or email us direct at “sales@jacksonholetim.com”.

Pre-Bored Blanks Ship with Bison Lace

Because we now stock and cut our own Bison Leather Lace for our production flutes and for all of you flute makers we now add Bison Lace with each Pre-Bore Flute Blanks Set ordered.  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:

Wyoming Black

Wyoming Mocha

Wyoming Tan

Wyoming Sand

All Blank Ordered Ship with 3 Schematics

Each pre-bored blanks order we now include 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.

Quantity & Shipping Request Form

Posted on

Port Orford Cedar F# @432 Hz

Just completed this six hole hard to find Port Orford Cedar flute is tuned F# @432 Hz.  Handcrafted from a selected matched blank set of Old Growth Port Orford Cedar this flute features our Whimsical Otter fetish design crafted from American Black (Red) Walnut.   The fetish is attached to the flute body with our in-house hand-cut Wyoming Mocha Bison Leather.  Flute bore is 7/8″ in diameter giving this F# flute a very calm voice.  She plays easily with quite a bit of back pressure allowing you play her with very little breath.  This can be adjusted to your preference if need be.  Flute body features my signature hand cut step in front of the Totem area giving this flute a very nice aesthetic.

Specs of Flute:

  1. Port Orford Cedar
  2. 7/8 Bore, Six Hole Flute, Matched blanks set
  3. 23 1/2″ Long
  4. 3/8″ Focusing Channel
  5. Key F# @432Hz
  6. Hole Spacing 1 1/8″ holes #1,2 &3.  1 1/16 holes 4,5 & 6

The flute was finished with High Gloss lacquer and sealed inside as well.  Flute is tuned at 6,400 feet in elevation in the Rockies.  Flute currently is tuned slightly to the flat side of the note.  Altitude, temperature and humidity will affect tuning as it is made of wood.  This flute should always be in tune with itself regardless of temperature and humidity.  Accents can still be added to this flute even up to the point of the final finishes.  Hand cut stones, deer antler, Elk antler, handmade catlinite beads, feathers or braids can be added to this beautiful flute.  This flute like all of our flutes ships with a protective bag.

Play Sample of Port Orford Cedar F# Flute Here: COMING SOON

Available

$225.00 Plus Shipping

International Shipping

Please contact us in advance for the most accurate International shipping prices.  We do not control any VAT taxes that may be due on your end depending on what country you live in.  Shipping abroad is usually handled via U.S. Priority International mail.

Price does not include additional accents.  To add additional accents please contact me for pricing.  DEPOSIT REQUIRED TO HOLD.

Purchase Online, or if you have questions call  (307) 690-0427 or email me.  Available for Custom Order – email “sales@jacksonholetime.com”

Posted on

Grizzly Bear Carving

Living here in Jackson Wyoming one of the things we have plenty of is art galleries.  Although Jackson is considered one of the premier locations to find Western Art it does tend to be expensive.  So many bronzes to choose from with price tags in the many many of thousands to boot.  Even small bronze curios will start at $1,000 bucks.  This little project was something I have always wanted to do and it was directly inspired by my Grizzly Bear Flute Fetish I designed a couple of years ago. Truthfully this is one of my favorite whimsical totems I make.

I hate to waste anything from Mother Earth and the many wood trims left over from my flute projects are no exception.  This carving is a larger version of the totem you see here to the left.  It is simply designed to be a decoration piece and one that has a price point that is affordable.  Like most of my totem designs it is a bit whimsical in design yet you know exactly what it is when you see it.  In my mind this is a real representation of what I like to call “AUTHENTIC WYOMING!

The image to the right shows the scale of this little guy.  The candle is a typical two wick candle so you can see that it is not too big.  Overall dimensions are 4″L x 3″H x 2″W and should fit on just about any shelf or wall in your home or office.  Completely free hand carved from a solid piece of Red (Black) Walnut, no two will be the same.  And at a price point that is reasonable.  Who wants a one of these little guys?

$69.00 Plus Shipping