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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…

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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

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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

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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

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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”

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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

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Western Red Cedar, Entry Level F#

Entry Level Flute… Price that is

This is a unique opportunity to own one of our truly hand crafted flutes.  The Western Red Cedar flute was completely hand carved both inside and out (NO ROUTERS) by artist Timothy Jennings a couple of years ago.  This is a flute we have had in our personal inventory for sometime and being one of our few fully hand carved flutes makes this a unique find.  I have decided to sell this flute in an effort to open up this flute to those seeking a lower price point.  This is a wonderful sounding and easy flute to play.

I no longer carve the inside of the flute bores primarily because of time involved and the requirement for a softer species of wood.  Also we have generally used woods such as Western Red Cedar because of its softer and straight qualities.  Although I do not make many flutes today using this wood primarily because of how soft the wood it is, Western Red does make a really warm sounding flute.

The flute is no exception.  A 7/8″ bore tuned to F# @ 440 Hz this flute also features our whimsical Otter design totem and is attached via hand cut Wyoming Black Bison lace.  The flute bore has the 4 Winds tuning hole for a longer aesthetic, 3 black onyx cabochons (no bezels) set into the flute body, a pre-cut groove you can hand a feather or horse hair from and finally a wider mouth piece which is preferred by some.

All in all this is great little flute.  The biggest concern for caring for this flute is that because it is made from Western Red Cedar the extreme softness of the species makes it prone to dent and ding if you bump it against something hard.  Ships with a protect flute bag.

$145.00 Plus Shipping – JUST SOLD

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Morning Coffee…

This morning as we got ready for our morning journey into Jackson Hole I filled my cup twice… once for a quick wake up cup and a second time to fill my thermos cup before heading out.  We were heading into Jackson Hole for a very very important appointment… that is to say Peyton had an appointment with her favorite hair salon…Tori’s Salon.  As usual I made the choice to find other things to do while she was beautifying her locks…  So I with camera in tow headed to a local coffee shop for a refill and then north out of town.

It was late morning already and the sky was clear and bright so not really the best light for picture taking although stunningly beautiful in all directions.   Where should I go I thought and the next thing I knew I was headed up the Gros Ventre River.  This river runs a long ways back into the wilderness.  Over 74 miles long it is.  It’s final destination is a meet up with the Snake River.  The Gros Ventre river drainage was at one time one of the main routes in and out of the valley that is now Jackson Hole.

Before 1800, the only people who traveled into Jackson Hole were the Native American tribes who spent the summer months hunting the wildlife in the valley and the area surrounding it.  Among the tribes that trailed through the valley were the Shoshoni, Crow, Blackfeet, Bannock, and Gros Ventre.  THIS is Lewis and Clark country!  For those mountain men who hunted and trapped in this area, names like John Colter, Jim Bridger, Jedediah Smith, David Jackson, William Sublette and later on men like Beaver Dick called this area home for a time.

Today the Gros Ventre drainage is one of the most beautiful places to travel to fish, hunt, hike, explore or just chill by a mountain lake or stream and just enjoy the moment.  Today I only had an hour and a half to get some pictures.  These are some of what I saw during my short journey into this mountain range.  The only bad things about this trip was I quickly ran out of coffee and time… in just that order too.  It was time to head back to Jackson to pick up my bride and head home.  Below was my view back to civilization.   I am sure the Gros Ventre will be waiting for my return… very soon I hope.

THIS IS AUTHENTIC WYOMING!

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Another Flute Finds A Home…

Authentic Wyoming

Leaving the shop today is this simple but powerful five hole flute.  Hand crafted from Port Orford Cedar with a Black Walnut cutting edge inlay.  Features a 7/8″ bore tuned to G @ 440Hz, whimsical Otter fetish and hand-cut Bison lace, this little flute simply has a beautiful voice.  I am excited for the new owner of this flute.  Home will be in North Carolina.  Check out how beautiful this flute sounds.

SOUND  CLIP

If you are interested in one or my Port Orford Cedar flutes reach out to me.  Some are Online now while others are in the construction phase.  Email sales@jacksonholetim.com or call (307) 690-0427.

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Morning Coffee Meditation… Janee Falls

Once again we ventured out here in Afton Wyoming.  Coffee in tow… A truly magical place!  Around ever bend is another surprise by Mother Earth.  This brief vignette is a moment in time experiencing the wonder of Janee Falls.  A magical little spot on the road up what locals call Swift Creek.   As an added treat imagine sitting in this spot and playing your Native American style flute as you meditate you troubles away.  Flute music is played and composed by Brock Jennings… a little song he calls “CHAKRA”… enjoy.