Category Archives: Alaskan Yellow Cedar

Flute Making Supplies

Once again we have spent  time cutting new flute blank stock in both 24 and 30 inch lengths.  All of the blank stock cut is from matched stock.  The end result is an array of newly available Billets, Pre-Bored and End Cap Flute Blanks for those of you building your own flutes.

Flute Bore Sizes

in the coming weeks I will be adding the following size flute bores:

  1.  3/4″ – 24″ length
  2.  7/8″ – 24″ length
  3.  1″ = 30″ length
  4.  1 1/8″ – 30″ length

Species Available in this Lot

  1.  Black Walnut
  2.  River Reclaimed Mahogany
  3.  Alaskan Yellow Cedar
  4.  Port Orford Cedar
  5.  Russian Olive

Price Point

SAMPLE JACKSON HOLE TIM PRE-BORED FLUTE BLANK SET

Our Pre-Bored Flute blanks ship ready for you to do your magic.  Each blank is shrink wrapped to protect the blank until you are ready to work on them.  Our prices range from $32 – 56 per blank set.

Every blank shipped comes with a 3 foot piece of hand cut Bison leather and a set of our proprietary flute schematics that should help guide you in your flute building project.

Shop Now

If you are ready to shop for a set of Pre-Bore Flute Blanks visit our page where you can select from available inventory.

CLICK HERE TO SHOP CURRENT INVENTORY

If you have questions or wish to order something specific give me a call (307) 690-0427 or email me @ “Sales@Jacksonholetim.com”

 

Rocky Mountain High

Commission Art Piece Finds Home in Aspen Colorado

Recently I had the great pleasure to deliver this Commissioned Flute to a home in one of my favorite places to be… Aspen Colorado. In fact this is one of two flutes that I made for customers in Aspen that we delivered during our visit just a few weeks ago.

Crafted from Alaskan Yellow Cedar this flute featured Sapodilla Totem Rails and a Mustang fetish also crafted from a piece of Sapodilla. For this project we crafted a hand made cabochon made from a remnant piece of Catlinite (Sacred Pipestone) that came from a pipe project I had been working on. Hand shaped and finished to a statin sheen this stone was finally bezel set in Sterling Silver and then inlaid into the body of the flute.

The stands are one of our new stand types that are both functional and simplistic in design. For this project these stand cradles were also made from Alaskan Yellow Cedar. The bottom of each stand has a felt pad to protect stand and surface they are set on and the cradle area also has felt padding to help protect the flute itself. These are very cool little stands that you can set on any surface for display without having to do any mounting.

This was a beautiful sounding flute tuned in the key of D# because of its larger bore. The long aesthetics of my hand crafted flute designs make for wonderful functional art displays while also possessing the soft wonderful voice that an Alaskan Yellow Cedar crafted flute delivers.

Personal Pipe Commission

Payson Arizona Pipe Commission Ships

This is a nice little pipe just finished and shipped out to it’s new home in Payson Arizona. There is a lovely story behind this pipe design but because of it’s personal nature lets just say it was for a special occasion. This pipe’s new owner is a wonderful lady that resides in Payson Arizona with her husband among the big blue skies that are found just below the Mogollon Rim.

Hand crafted from a piece of Catlinite (Sacred Pipestone) this pipe is smaller in stature with a woman’s hand in mind. The stem is crafted from Alaskan Yellow Cedar and feature hand cut Bison Lace with glass Crow Beads. The stands also crafted from Alaskan Yellow Cedar are of a new design that helps lift the art piece up off the surface for a simplistic display.

The stands have felt pads on the bottom feet to protect any surface and felt pads in the cradle of each stand to help protect the pipe and stem. Because this pipe was crafted for a women I chose to use lighter wood colors for the pipe stem and the stands and I believe it gives the project an overall feminine feel. It was an honor to have been selected as the artist to craft this pipe

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