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.
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.
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 “email@example.com” or call (307) 690-0427.
i have just secured a new shipment of true Old Growth Alaskan Yellow Cedar boards that will be here first of next week. This current shipment includes Cedar boards that reach lengths of 12 feet and all are 10″ wide and 8/4″ thick. This is the absolute best of the best all very tight Vertical Grain milled boards.
In addition I have secured some larger cant trims that are 4 and 6 inches thick by 12″ inches wide and up to 6 feet in length. These too are very nice solid AYC lumber that is perfect for carving, lathe turning and other projects requiring thicker stock.
Cut Your Own Stock
Are you a flute builder, relief carver, specialty cabinet builder, lathe turner? The source for this kind of quality stock requires purchases that are rather large and difficult to source. As in years past we will ship any size order, nothing is too small. Save money when you purchase stock in larger quantities. No orders are too large.
We expect to have the first boards on the ground here in Wyoming first of next week. Watch for new menu items to be added to our website in coming days. Links will list pricing and specialty boards as they become available.
If you are interested reach out to me early and get your name on some of this beautiful hard to get Old Growth Alaskan Yellow Cedar. We will ship individual boards or if needed we can surface them for your for a upcharge. These are all rough sawn kiln dried boards.
Earlier I made a post about three new flutes that I had started one of which is this Alaskan Yellow Cedar flute that will be finished in Acrylic Orange. This is an update specific to this flute.
The rough shaping and placement of the playing holes are complete and it is now in final shaping and sanding stage. Once the flute is shaped and sanded I will tune it prior to the final stages of finishing. As this flute gets down to it’s final shape it is going to be a beauty.
As planed this flute will also get my Wyoming Mustang fetish crafted from maple as are the totem rails. The flute above which was the first in orange for me found a home in Texas which seems appropriate as the color fits.
This flute is available to purchase ahead of completion so if interested visit the web page specific to this flute.
Most of you know jacksonholetim.com as primarily an artist website with a focus on Native American Style flutes and their parts as well as hand crafted pipes and local photography. Well nothing is changing there but we are adding a new hand crafted product line for consideration.
The Back Story
Those who know me know that I have three children ages ranging from 18 – 34 years of age. Our son Brock is a very accomplished Chef as well as a musician. Brock has really grown into an exception chef with lots of experience both in the home and in restaurants. His younger sister Blaire although not a working chef is also very much one in her own right. What this means is Peyton and eat really well when they come to visit.
The journey that led to the crafting of a line of kitchen utensils was one of desire to find a better quality type of wooden cooking utensils that Brock wanted in his kitchen and a need to find purpose to all of the exceptional Old Growth Alaskan Yellow Cedar I use in many of my flute projects but so much for various reasons cannot be used in flute making. I do not waste a single board.
Truly Hand Crafted One of A Kind
So it seemed natural to makes some utensils for Brock and Blaire to use. Then is dawned on me that people might like to have some of these as well. We sat down and came up with a small line of hand crafted utensils which will be rolled out in the coming weeks, a line of functional yet durable utensils. For me though I am NOT about production pieces… I wanted to make these by hand as crazy as it sounds.
So let it be clear that every single utensil whether in inventory or ordered by a customer each one is fully hand crafted by me, in the USA, in the state of Wyoming. Unlikely you will find any wooden kitchen utensil so unique and yet functional made not with waste but premium quality USA Sourced materials. I truly put my own heart and soul into every piece I make whether it be a flute, pipe, wooden utensil, jewelry piece… everything that l make is part of my art working in multiple mediums.
Until I am able to catch up on exiting orders and build some small inventory to make available on this website send me a message of what you might want below and I will let you know costs and estimated time for delivery. These are really cool even if I do make them… lol
This Alaskan Yellow Cedar flute has taken shape and is now tuned. She ended up being a five hole G @ 440 Hz. Crafted from Old Growth Alaskan Yellow Cedar featuring Maple Totem Rails and my signature Wyoming Mustang fetish.
She is a beautiful playing flute and sounds great like all of our AYC flutes. Final sanding is underway and then she will get her many coats of Acrylic and finally finished with a High Gloss Lacquer. Like the flute before her she will be a beauty.
Wyoming Warriors Blood Lace
New to this flute is that she is a Five Hole flute and she will get our new Warriors Blood red Bison Lace. This should add a nice finish to this flute. We have ordered and will have this coming week some new bison hides one of which will be this hide color.
Because this is a five hole flute there is room for some customization for those who would like to have something truly unique. Where the #4 hole would normally be cut is a perfect place for a hand made cabochon out of Catlinite or Wyoming harvested Elk Antler… think about it.
Available for Purchase Now
Like many of the flute I build you can purchase them prior to them being finished. If you want this flute but would like some customization now is the perfect time to get it donw.
NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER $245.00 PLUS SHIPPING
Call or Text (307) 690-0427 or email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
This past year I had the opportunity to build several flutes that were painted with acrylics and finished with a high gloss lacquer. These flutes were the first time I actually painted a flute rather than finishing it in its natural wood tones. To say the least these were a hit with customers. All of the flutes I made and finished with acrylic colors were crafted from Old Growth Alaskan Yellow Cedar. Yellow Cedar makes a beautifully tones flute and the extremely tight grain of the wood makes it perfect to paint and finish.
I have just started 3 new flutes with 7/8″ and 1 1/8″ bore, maple totem rails and the popular Mustang Fetish also crafted from maple. One is Black (1 1/8″ bore) , one Orange and one Red (both 7/8″ bores). These three colors where the most popular of the flutes I made last year that were painted. I plan to add other colors later this summer after these are done.
If you are looking for a new flute that is not only beautiful to look at but sound wonderful and easy to play consider reserving one of these flutes to call you own. Price point is $245.00 per flute for the 7/8″ bores and $285 for the black 1 1/8″ bore flute plus shipping which typically runs around $18.00. Each flute ships with a protective bag.
This past week I have spent the entire time cutting new flute blank stock in both 24 and 30 inch lengths. All of the blank stock cut is from match stock. The end result will be an array of newly available Pre-Bored Flute Blanks for those of you who are building your own flutes.
Flute Bore Sizes
in the coming weeks I will be adding the following size flute bores:
3/4″ – 24″ length
7/8″ – 24″ length
1″ = 30″ length
1 1/8″ – 30″ length
Species Available in this Lot
River Reclaimed Mahogany
Alaskan Yellow Cedar
Port Orford Cedar
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.
If you are ready to shop for a set of Pre-Bore Flute Blanks visit our page where you can select from available inventory.
Just finished this Orange Acrylic painted flute hand crafted from Alaskan Yellow Cedar. Tuned to the Key of F# @440 Hz this flute has a wonderful tone.
Maple Totem rails and my whimsical Mustang Fetish crafted from a piece of Port Orford Cedar. Black Wyoming Black hand cut Bison lace and shipped in it’s protective bag. All in all a really nice flute project!
Earlier this year I started on a new journey of flute making. For so many years I have focused on the aesthetics of the natural wood and how it finishes as God’s eye intended. To this day most of the flutes I craft are in this vein.
Last September I decided built a flute for the 2018 Western Design Conference held each year in Jackson Hole Wyoming that was different than I had done in past shows. This flute was the first flute I painted a color and in this case I chose high gloss black. I loved it so much I decided to build another one just like it only with a 7/8″ bore flute while this one featured a 1″ bore.
Black Flute Sound Sample
Flutes like the one shown here have a lot of man hours in them and thus typically a much higher price point. This flute found a home in Nashville Tennessee early this summer. I have since built several others one in Red and another in Gun Metal Blue. But the flute I am working on now shown at the top of this post is for a customer in Texas who was a Texas Longhorn fan. However the color this time for me was inspired by a 1972 Orange and White Chevy pickup truck.
Big Red Sound Sample
This new orange flute features the same design as the others in that the totem rails are crafted from Maple and the whimsical mustang fetish is crafted of either Maple or Port Orford Cedar. The flute itself is made from Old Growth Alaskan Yellow Cedar which produces a very nice sounding flute. Listen to the samples of the others provided and here how nice these flutes sound. The 7/8″ bore makes this a very nice sized flute in your hands.
My goal with these new flutes is to make available a very nice flute at a price point that is affordable and yet a bit different. Of coarse we can bling them up but I think this new line of flutes offers something most artists seek and that is “Simple Elegance”