Jackson Hole Tim is now shipping orders as small as individual boards. For more than 18 years we have supplied parts for the Native American style flute building community. Billets, Blank Sets, Pre-Bored Flute Blanks, and fully assembled flute blanks is just a small part of what we produce here in our shop in Wyoming.
About 12 years ago we started stocking very specific old growth lumber for not only the flute building community but Luthiers, Game Call Makers, Fishing Lure makers, carvers, relief carvers and specialty craftsman of all kinds. We will cut and ship down to a single board. Most suppliers won’t even talk to you for orders this small but we will.
Boards are individually selected and cut at the time of the order. ALL of our in stock Lumber is SELECT Grade Old Growth first generation cut stock. We search for music quality timber and order specific bunks delivered to us here in Afton Wyoming.
SPECIES IN STOCK
Although we are always looking for unique timber that can be used in flute building JHT Lumber specializes in several species of lumber. Our favorite is a toss up between Alaskan Yellow Cedar and Port Orford Cedar. Sitka Spruce is an amazing wood and Premium Grade Alder is a favorite for so many projects.
We also look for really nice Black Walnut and we have access to some of the most beautiful cut Douglas Fir that is flat out beautiful. Sometimes we buy just an individual board ourselves hoping to turn it into flute blank stock.
New this year was the addition of flute blanks with end caps. When we find stock suitable for end caps we will keep adding to our inventories.
Larger Orders No Problem
From time to time we get customers looking for larger quantities of lumber for their own operations. If you are looking for more than a few board feet of specialty woods like our Sitka Spruce, Port Orford or Alaskan Yellow Cedar reach out. If we do not have it in stock we can get it to you just the same.
The next time you consider buying lumber for your next project(s) give us a shout. We will do our best to find and ship what you need.
I have started limited production for sale, flute blanks that feature unique hardwood end caps. The first blanks that will be available will be 24″ long blanks with bore sizes of 3/4″ and 7/8″. The end caps will be 3″ long at the foot of the blank and 2 3/4″ long at the mouth piece with the main part of the body approximately 18 1/4″ long.
The first few to be available will feature East Indian Rosewood and African Blackwood. If you are thinking about building a flute with a little more aesthetic appeal consider one our JHT Pre-Bored flute blanks. These new End Cap Blanks will be added to inventories on our Pre-Bore Flute Blank Page. Also available will be appropriate sized pieces for those who want to add their own totem rails.
Available for Pre-Order
These take time to craft properly and if you are wanting to purchase one reach out to me via the form below. Price points will vary based on Solid Turning blanks to pre-bored blanks made just like most all of the ones you are familiar with.
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.
Some days I just feel like cutting flute blanks. For me this is actually something I need to get psyched about in order to get them done right. There are so many steps that go into making a good quality blank not to mention the large amount of time that goes into each and every one.
I have been cutting flute blanks for not only my own projects but for flute builders of every skill level a very long time. I have cut flute blanks for more than 18 years and I would guess we have one of the best selections of ready to build flute blanks sets around.
For the past several days I have been going through boards and selecting what I think will make good flute blanks and cutting them to size with all the parts that are needed. Each and every blank gets drum sanded to exact dimensions for our jigs and then checked and double checked for accuracy. Finally each one is shrink wrapped to protect the integrity of each one prior to shipping.
One of my favorite woods to make a flute from is Russian Olive. Russian Olive boards always seem to have a twisted soul. But when I can find a board that I can render blanks from I try and spend extra time making sure they are right. These 7 pictured here are exactly what I like to end up with. 2 have already been spoken for but these are some really nice Russian Olive blanks sets.
If you are a flute builder or just a weekend warrior visit our Pre-Bored Flute Blanks page and see if you find a blank that you can transform into another magical wind instrument.
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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org or call (307) 690-0427. To secure any one of these POC blanks I will invoice you for full payment and shipping.