Category Archives: Lumber

By The Board

JHT LUMBER SHIPPING NOW

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.

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

 

Lumber Hits The Ground

Arrived Early Morning

Weather in the Rockies is always a concern.  Especially when you are waiting for a load of lumber on the back of a large semi.  The weather window for us was Sunday Morning Early.  Cold temperature and clear skies makes for great snow covered road conditions.  When the temperature is close to zero tire have much better grip for these big trucks.  Over 10,000 lbs of premium grade Mother Earth hit the ground.

Sitka Spruce (Kiln Dried)

In this shipment we received several thousand board feet of premium quarter sawn 8/4″ Sitka Spruce boards with some as long as 14 feet, random widths.  Straight beautiful grain ready for your next project.  This is instrument grade stock.

Port Orford Cedar (Kiln Dried)

Port Orford Cedar is my favorite wood to work with.  It machines beautifully, smells like heaven when working with it, strong and produces excellent tone qualities.  Very hard to get and over 6 months of waiting to get this load.  If you are a lover of POC then don’t wait and get yours now.

Alder (Kiln Dried)

This bunk of 8/4″ Alder is PRIME graded and comes to us Surfaced 2 Sides.  Great for Luthiers making electric guitar bodies, craftsman working on high end homes and more.  Nice stuff.

JHT Lumber Order Ready for Pick-up

Until we can get this lumber on the website if you are interested in board ready to ship reach out to us by phone (307) 690-0427 or shoot us an email at “sales@jacksonholetim.com”.  We are here to help!

 

Sitka Spruce, Port Orford Cedar & Alder

We just received confirmation that another semi full of wonderful things from Mother Nature is on it’s way to us here in Wyoming.  We have been searching for some new treasure to add and replenish what we have sold here at our shop.

 Port Orford Cedar

 

This is one of my favorite woods to work with no matter the project.  But for Flute Makers and Luthiers it is simply one of the most wonderful woods to craft with.  I have looked hard for more than a year to nail down this bunk of POC coming to us.  This bunk is all full 8/4 stock, rough quarter sawn.  Musical grade, not common grades… this should be nice stuff.

Sitka Spruce

For more than a year I have had requests for Sitka Spruce.  Know for its straight vertical grain, Sitka Spruce is a valued wood, light, soft, strong and flexible. Sitka is used for general construction, ship building and plywood. The wood features excellent acoustic properties and is used to make sounding boards in pianos and other musical instruments such as violins and guitars.  Flute Maker should be excited to get their hands on this stock as well.

Alder

This bunk of Alder that is coming is all in 8/4 high graded stock.   Great for just about any project.  Used by luthiers, cabinet makers, and all around craftsmen.  One of the softest woods in the hardwood family and found primarily in the Pacific Northwest Alder is just a great all around wood to work with.  This bunk should be of exceptional quality – no junk.

No Order too Small

Finding quality lumber is no easy task.  Finding it at the grade that we desire is even harder and very expensive.  We have a big investment in our bunks of lumber and we hope that you will consider us as a future source for your next project.

We will sell down to a single cut board.  No order is too small.  Each lumber order is packed with corner protection so that your order gets to you in great shape.  If you need milling or surfacing let us know… we can help there too.

If you have questions give us a call (307) 690-0427 or shoot us an email with “LUMBER” in the subject line to “SALES@JACKSONHOLETIM.COM”.

 

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

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.

JHT Lumber

Old Growth Alaskan Yellow Cedar Lumber

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.

First Bunk ready for pick up. Old Growth Vertical Grain Alaskan Yellow Cedar

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.

Alaskan Cedar Request Form

Port Orford Cedar Nears Completion

Port Orford Cedar, Sapodilla Rails & Totem

Currently I have been working on Two 1 inch bore flutes crafted from Old Growth Port Orford Cedar.  This particular flute is just about done other than final finish choices and some tweaking on the tuning.  Which on this flute is tuned to “D” @ 432 Hz.

I really cannot get enough Port Orford Cedar as it is one of my favorite woods to craft flutes from.  This one has a very pleasing deeper voice giving it a soothing melody.  The totem rails are crafted from river reclaimed Sapodilla as it the Totem or Fetish itself.  Once again this flute will feature my signature whimsical mustang.  This time I am crafting it out of the same Sapodilla the totem rails are made from.  This should be a stunning yet eloquent flute.

Currently I have this flute finished with a Satin/Semi-Gloss finish but more than likely it will end up with a high gloss finish.  Although this is a fairly large flute the finger holes are positioned with comfort in mind.  This flute like all of our flutes will ship with a protective bag as this recent completed flute did.

The price point has not been set and there is still time to add adornments such as hanging horse hair, feathers or even an inlaid cabochon.  Port Orford Cedar is almost impossible to get anymore… this is a very nice wind instrument just about ready for a home.

If you are interested reach out to me via email @ Sales@JacksonHoleTim.com or call or text (307) 690-0427.

 

NEW Flute Blanks Soon to Be Ready for Sale…

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.

Old Growth Port Orford Cedar Flute Blanks with Birds Eye Maple Properties – Very Nice blanks

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 @ timjen333@gmail.com or call (307) 690-0427.  To secure any one of these POC blanks I will invoice you for full payment and shipping.