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”
I have started shaping a new flute crafted from Old Growth Alaskan Yellow Cedar that will be painted Acrylic Black just like the image in the header of this post. This flute however will be about 22 inches in length and because of it’s 7/8″ bore it will more than likely be in the F or G range.
The Totem will be a Mustang and the Totem Rails will be crafted from American Maple just like it’s big brother. This Alaskan Yellow Cedar flute like the Big Red one finished earlier this year will be a sister flute to it. All of my painted flutes are finished on the inside as the outside so that there is consistency throughout.
Price point for this finished flute will be the same as the red flute at $285.00 plus shipping. If you have interest in this flute call or Text (307) 690-0427 or email me @ email@example.com.
The latter part of 2018 I started to craft some flutes with the intent to paint them rather than finish them in their natural state. This flute is one of 4 that I am either building or finished with. This particular flute is hand crafted from Old Growth Alaskan Yellow Cedar and finished both inside and out in Acrylic Black.
This is a larger flute with a bore of 1″ and tuned to the key of D# @ 440Hz. In addition I have added a hand cut Wyoming Elk Antler Cabochon that is set in a Sterling Silver Bezel. I added a pair of Totem rails for the Mustang fetish and both the rails and the fetish are crafted from American Maple and finished in their natural wood colors.
I made a stand for this flute and like the flute the stand is finished in a high gloss black acrylic. The stand however is made from Old Growth Black Walnut harvested from the Boulder Colorado area. Final accents are the hand cut Wyoming Black Bison lace and I have added some Sterling Silver beads that have finally tarnished to their natural state and some red and black glass Crow beads.
This is a beautiful flute that not only sounds and plays well it will look fabulous in a prominent place in your home or business. One of my favorites to date.
Available for Commission
This flute like most of the flutes you can see here at jacksonholetim.com is available for commission. This was not a commissioned piece but one that I just wanted to build for my own satisfaction. This flute could be duplicated with other very cool colors other than black.
Black Alaskan Yellow Cedar Sound Clip
$785 Plus Shipping. Shipping within the lower 48 is generally $16.95 FEDEX GROUND. For other shipping options please contact me. Call or Text (307) 690-0427 or email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Just a brief post here… The first 5 of 25 new pre-bored flute blanks have been added to our “Pre-Bored Native American Styled Flute Blank” page. All five of these are 24″ in length, 7/8″ Bore with a 3 1/2″ Slow Air Chamber (SAC). The stop block is set to 1 1/4″ in width. Blanks pictured here are 3 Alaskan Yellow Cedar and 2 Russian Olive blanks. Also available on our eBay Store. More to come daily…
After a long winter and selling just about most of our winter inventory I am just getting ready to put the final touches on this batch of new Flute Blanks. In this batch there will be Western Red Cedar, Port Orford Cedar, Alaskan Yellow Cedar and a couple of Russian Olive blanks. Bore sizes will vary from 3/4″ to 1″ in this batch. All of these blanks will be available for purchase on Jackson Hole Tim and our Ebay Store.
In this batch there will be 5 Old Growth Port Orford Cedar blanks that are all matched and from the same board. These blanks are very unusual as they have the properties of Birds Eye Maple. All five of these blanks will be bored at 7/8″ and will feature a slightly longer Slow Air Chamber which should make for very nice Aesthetics. Each blank will be $52.00 each as these are very rare to come by. The other POC blanks are also very nice but from different boards.
Any of these blanks can be secured for a commissioned flute as well. If you are looking for an opportunity to own a truly unique flute blank then one of these five would be the ones. If you have interest to purchase message me and we can set them aside. Otherwise you will find them listed very soon.
Contact me by email @ email@example.com or call (307) 690-0427. To secure any one of these POC blanks I will invoice you for full payment and shipping.