Category Archives: Alaskan Yellow Cedar

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

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

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.

Another Alaskan Cedar Flute Ready For A Home

Alaskan Yellow Cedar Flute Ready To Go

Just completed this Alaskan Yellow Cedar flute is ready to ship.  Six hole flute tuned to D #440Hz.  This has been one of my most popular designs, that being a 1 inch bore flute with my whimsical Wyoming Mustang fetish.

A larger flute by design but yet still very comfortable to play.  The Mustang fetish and the Totem Rails are both crafted from Sapodilla which has a wonderfully warm tone and the contrast is very regal.  This flute ships with no bling accents but if wanted a hand crafted cabochon make a nice addition.

Ready to purchase at $365.00 plus shipping.  For more information and how to order click here.

5 Hole Acrylic Red Flute

AVAILABLE NOW!

Just completed this flute is a 5 hole Native American style flute crafted from Old Growth Alaskan Yellow Cedar finished in Acrylic Red with a high gloss.

Tuned to G @432 Hz and features a 7/8″ flute bore.  Hole placement is like most of our flute comfortable for most peoples hand size.  Totem and totem rails are crafted from Maple.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO…

End Cap Blanks

End Cap Flute Blanks

Many have been asking for more inventory on our end cap blanks.  Well stand by more are on the way!  We just received a small shipment of some nice exotic billets.  Each of these billets come to us smothered in wax, which by the way is a pain and a mess to remove.  But the wax keeps the billet in pristine condition until we are ready to use them.

Species Available

Not all of our End Cap blanks are crafted from exotic wood.  We try when we find a piece worthy of an end cap to make some from domestic stock as well.  New End Cap blanks are being made as I write this.  We will have end caps in Black Walnut, Brazilian Ebony, African Blackwood, Zircote, and East Indian Rosewood.  Other species are being sourced now.

Species that are being use for the main body of the flute will be Alaskan Yellow Cedar, Port Orford Cedar, and Sitka Spruce.  All three of these species are Old Growth first cut generation lumber.  Each bunk we purchase is of musical instrument quality.  Very nice stuff so watch for these blanks to be listed as they come available.

Four Options Available

We are gluing most of our end cap blanks as solid billets.  You have four options at the time of purchase that you can upgrade to.  You can purchase the basic end cap billet, you can select Pre-Bored, Add the True Sound Hole and finally you can select to add Totem Rails.

We are still working with perfecting the ordering process on these blanks so if you have questions call us (307) 690-0427 or email us at “sales@jacksonholetim.com” for more information.  Below is an information for you can complete and send in for those who have questions.

End Cap Questionnaire

 

Triton Plunge Router

Triton 3 1/4 HP Plunge Router

Triton 3 1/4HP 2400 W Precision Plunge Router

NEW to Jacksonholetim.com!  We have added to our list of tools that we now carry for sale is the Triton Precision Plunge Router.  This is the very same router we use here in our shop with our jigs.  For those who want to craft their flutes from start to finish this is the one tool you will need to add to your shop.

We have several of these routers in our shop and some are 10 years old and work as good as the day we purchased them.  Couple this machine with some of our CORE BOX Router Bits and you have all the making for a flute makers shop!

ROUTER JIGS FOR FLUTE MAKERS

In the coming weeks we will introduce to those of you who want to set up shop with one of our custom designed Router Jigs.  For more than 20 years I have tried many designs and the ones we use now in our shop are just simple easy and accurate to use.  With one of our jigs you will be able to route 3/4″, 7/8″, 1″ and 1 1/8″ flute bores all in the same jig.

Buy your flute blank stock in lumber form, billets, or pre-cut billet halves.  If you have an accurate table saw or small drum sander you can make your own blank stock or buy for our coming inventory of halved billet stock.

JHT LUMBER

It is worth mentioning again that we are one of the few small specialty wood suppliers that focus on Old Growth Alaskan Yellow Cedar, Port Orford Cedar and Sitka Spruce.  Our Alaskan Cedar boards are the BEST Mother Nature has been able to grow.  We spec out ONLY instrument grade lumber and pay a premium to bring in large hand selected bunks of timber.  All of our lumber comes in width of 10 -12 inches and boards as long as 16+ feet.  No order is too small so order a single board or an entire truck load… we can help you get what you need.

If you have interest in talking about a jig or sourcing your own lumber reach out via email to “sales@jacksonholetim.com”.  In the meantime our first shipment of routers are on the way.  These routers can be difficult to find and our last order for a single router just got here and we ordered it in October 2020.

Router Specifications

  • Depth Adjustment Micro winder
  • Electronic Speed Maintenance Yes
  • No Load Speed 8000-21000rpm
  • Plunge Range 0 – 2 3/5
  • Power 3-1/4hp / 15A
  • Power On Indicator Neon
  • Product Height 12 1/4″
  • Product Length 7 1/8″
  • Product Weight 14.33lb
  • Product Width 11 3/4″
  • Safety Power Switch Yes
  • Sound Pressure LP 89.8dB
  • Sound Power LW 100.8dB
  • Speed Maintenance Under Load 8000 – 21,000rpm
  • Compatible with 01 DCA300
  • Compatible with 02 RTA300
  • Compatible with 03 FJA300
  • Included Accessory – 01 Table height winder
  • Included Accessory – 02 Multi-function fence
  • Included Accessory – 03 1/4″ collet
  • Included Accessory – 04 1/2″ collet
  • Included Accessory – 05 12mm collet
  • Compatible with 06 TGA250
  • Compatible with 07 TWX7RT001
  • Compatible with 08 TRTA001
  • Compatible with 04 AJA150
  • Compatible with 05 TGA001
  • What’s in the box – 01 1 x TRA001 2400W Plunge Router
  • What’s in the box – 02 1 x Table Winder
  • What’s in the box – 03 1 x Collet 1/4″
  • What’s in the box – 04 1 x 12mm Collet
  • What’s in the box – 05 1 x Multi-function fence
  • Included Accessory – 06 na
  • What’s in the box – 07 1 x Instruction Manual

$262.00 Plus Shipping

Alaskan Yellow Cedar Is Now Shipping

Just a snap shot of a couple of orders shipping tomorrow.   The first order above is a single board and two billets heading to a Luthier down in Texas.  The second order below are three 32″Long  by 10″ Wide boards all cut from the same board.  This is heading to a flute maker in Colorado.

Even though this comes from our rough cut stock we try to surface orders 2 sides like these on our Oscillating Drum Sander prior to packaging.   This is some beautiful cedar we have acquired here in our shop.

If you are looking for really nice Alaskan Cedar reach out to us as most of our lumber is not on our website.  No order is too small or too big.  Watch for the announcement when our Sitka Spruce and a new bunk of Port Orford Cedar hits the ground.

NEW CEDAR HITS THE GROUND IN WYOMING

The Lost is Found…

10″ Wide 8/4″ Vertical Cut Old Growth Alaskan Yellow Cedar Boards

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.

If you are looking for 12 inch wide 8/4 stock in premium vertical cut grain lumber this is it.  Watch for inventory to be added to our new pages for lumber in the coming days.

Sitka Spruce and Port Orford Cedar

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 “sales@jacksonholetim.com” or call (307) 690-0427.