This was a unique little flute that has now found a new home in Italy. This flute was actually made several years ago. It was completely hand crafted from Western Red Cedar and featured a black walnut inlay for the cutting edge. This flute WAS NOT bored with a plunge router but completely hand carved both inside components and outside. This 7/8″ bore flute is tuned to F# @ 440 Hz. A couple of other notes is that we inlaid 3 black onyx cabochons and it also feature the 4 winds tuning hole to add length to the flute.
The fetish on this flute is our otter design and it is crafted from a piece of American Cherry. Leather accent is hand cut Black Bison lace and there is a groove pre-cut around the body of the flute should you want to add another accents like a hanging feather or horse hair.
As with all of our flutes this flute was tuned at an altitude of 6,400 feet above sea level. Many time we will tune our flute to the flat side of the target note because of the higher altitude and severe difference in temperature and humidity. However this flute is spot on here in the Rockies. Taking this flute to lower altitudes and higher temperatures and humidity will affect the tuning a bit. But this flute should always be in tune with itself.
The inside of the flute was sealed like all of our flutes with many coats of lacquer and the outside of the flute is finished with more than 20+ very light coats of high gloss lacquer. This is simply a very nice flute. We are offering this flute at an entry level price as this would be a fabulous flute for the first time flute owner and yet one you will keep for many years.
Because it is made from Western Red Cedar it is important to note that it is very soft and susceptible to dents and dings. The cutting edge was inlaid with walnut for this very reason. Western Red Cedar produces a very soothing flute and this one is no exception. Sounds and plays great! This was a great entry level flute at a price point that was very affordable.
This nice little flute found a new home in Italy and is being delivered as I write this. I hope that the new owner finds that joy that these wind instruments are capable of bringing. It makes me smile to know that people in Italy appreciate our Native heritage and can find enjoyment in the flute.
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After carefully reviewing hundreds of images I have select these 7 new images to add to our Greeting Card Collection. This brings the choices to a total of 16 cards in all. Again these are 5×7 Folded format cards with envelopes. Each card will ship with their own protective clear sleeve. $3.85 per card plus shipping.
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Black Walnut Drone flute enters finishing stage. This flute has gone through a long journey and it should be completed in the coming week or so. This Drone flute features 1″ inch bores and had been tuned to D @444Hz per request of a previous interested party. This flute will be included in our farm gallery inventory when complete.
The fetish has been hand carved from a single piece of Black Walnut and features an arrowhead theme. Leather for the fetish will be hand cut bison lace – probably in a dark brown color. There are no additional accents at this time on this flute other than the hand carving seen here on the top of the flute. The bottom of the drone is smooth across the entire bottom. There is a subtle elevation separation at the mouth piece that should help ones ability to play one side or the other or both.
This flute is to be finished with a high gloss lacquer that should really make it pop. The walnut coloring is pretty much a traditional walnut look and feel and although a drone it is fairly comfortable in your hands. A recording should be available shortly of how this drone sounds and plays. The entire construction of this flute was done by me by hand.
Available for purchase:
This flute is available for purchase at this time. Current plans are for a high gloss lacquer finish. There is still time to add any additional accents, select the finish for this flute, add feather or horse hair accents, add stones for a higher price point PRE-COMPLETION PRICE: $895 PLUS $16.95 Shipping (lower 48 states). NO additional accents. To add additional accents please contact me for pricing. DEPOSIT REQUIRED for changes.
Call to purchase this Black Walnut Drone flute (307) 690-0427 or email me. This flute is Available for Custom Order – email “firstname.lastname@example.org”
After completing several of these Mustang fetish/totems I have decided to craft in advance several of these new Mustang Fetishes for those of you who may want a new totem for an existing flute. These will be fully completed fetishes. Designed to work with a Native American Style Flute that has the focusing channel crafted or cut into the body of the flute. Is is best suited for a larger bore flute of 7/8″ or better as this totem is a bit on the larger size. The image in above was an 7/8″ Bore flute made for a customer in Cave Creek Arizona. People seem to really like this totem so I thought I would build 3 or 4 on spec.
This totem/fetish will feature a chimney and the standard width is 3/8″ with a depth of around 7mm. If you have a larger bore flute that has a larger windway area please contact me so we can match them up. For example – a 1″ bore flute although typically will have a 3/8″ wide windway are it can be as wide as 1/2″ and still be correct. The chimney needs to match your flutes windway as close as possible so it plays correctly.
The first three will be crafted from an old growth block of Maple. The image that sits on the Port Orford Cedar flute above was crafted from this same block of wood. Each of the totems I will carve will not be finished until I know who will purchase one. Some like their flutes and totems to be oiled and other like a lacquered so the call will be yours. Any fetish purchased will be shipped with a generous amount of 3/8″ Bison leather so you can attach it immediately to your chosen flute.
This is a fairly labor intensive totem so if you have any interest in purchasing one of these Mustang Fetishes please reach out to me by phone or email. This fetish can also be crafted in other wood species if you are looking for another color pattern. Price point will be determined on finish and species of wood selected. If these are available when finished I will price them accordingly at that time. Call or text me at (307) 690-0427 or email me at Sales@Jacksonholetim.com.
Currently under construction this is going to be a beautiful 1 inch bored flute. Tentative tuning will be a D @ 440 Hz. This flute will feature Black Walnut fetish guide rails and an inlaid cutting edge also in walnut. Overall length of this flute should come in at 27 1/2 Inches measured on top. This flute has a fundamental note of D @ 440 Hz but could be changed if you hurry. Plans to finish with a high gloss lacquer but this too could be changed if you are interested in this flute. Progress for this flute can be found in our UNDER CONSTRUCTION LINK found in our menu system.
If you are interested simply email me at “email@example.com” and reference this flute. Or call me at 307-690-0427. Price for this flute has yet to be determined… still time to make it your own.
This is a post for a flute I just finished re-working and sent back to a client. It came to me as a C# and we changed it to a D @432Hz. This is a flute I made several years ago for a client in Idaho and when it came back to me I immediately saw some things I wanted to change. The eagle fetish now placed on the flute was one she purchase from me a year ago for another flute and she wanted to use it on this flute along with the feather fetish originally created as you can see in the photo below. We did not put a finish on the flute originally by request nor did we this time after reshaping.
If you look closely at the original photo below you will see that this flute was a bit on the big side and with a 1″ bore a C# is really not the best key for it. So I re-tuned it to a D @432Hz. This flute sounds a lot better and plays really nice. I had to make some adjustments to the eagle fetish chimney so it would not interfere with the flow of air. The image above is the same flute after re-working it. Much more slender, hand carved signature step in front of the windway and a much tighter mouthpiece. I did not change anything in the length of the flute nor did I adjust the playing holes. All tuning was done using an undercutting technique. I only hope she is pleased with the end result.
All things change and yet nothing remains the same… for the most part anyway. For the past 15 years I have been on a roller coaster journey with my career with so many changes to our industry and none of it has been within my control. For more than 32 years my primary occupation has been that of a full time International Health Insurance Broker and I still actively work at this daily. The last 15 years of my career I have also worked as a commissioned artist in my spare time working mostly in the medium of wooden Native American Style Flutes. In addition I also work in the medium of stone crafting mostly pipes. Catlinite (pipestone) is a wonderful medium to work in and it provides a powerful source of energy for me.
Over the past several years I have had the pleasure to craft some really wonderful projects for many different clients. Some flutes and some pipes and some projects that combined both the flute and the pipestone into a single project. For many of these years I have been a primary source for flute builders both new to the flute and professionals alike and I have supplied thousands of flute blanks both pre-bored and simple stock ready to bore. I have even provided much needed knowledge to those who seek it. There have been times over the past several years where my day job and my passion for the Native American Flute simply create a conflict. Each demands your time and attention.
As I approach my 58th birthday this December I reflect on that which has actually brought me peace and joy over my lifetime. For sure my family sits on top of this list. My career of 32 years as a broker also sits on that list. But building Native American styled flutes of all types has and is definitely a highlight and sharing the real healing power of the flute is a big part of it. As we all grow through our lives and reflect on what it is we do on a daily basis I think we all must come to a place where the passion for what you have been doing starts to disappear. For me this is true and I have reached this place and now I hope and want to focus more on the things that bring me satisfaction with my daily endeavors.
Our family recently made the decision to move a little south of Jackson Hole to the Star Valley part of Wyoming. For many reasons but in short we wanted more land for our horses, more room for my shop and we want to be a little more accessible to those who may be visiting our region in the coming years. In the next few weeks we will be moving to our new home and it is here in Star Valley where I plan to focus further on my craft. This past summer we had a very small shop that allowed some people to visit but the need to grow and expand made it clear we needed to find another place to call home. Within the next few months I plan to open a new shop that will be located on our property that will include a very nice showroom. One goal is to have probably the largest selection of Native American Style flutes along with parts and supplies within the state of Wyoming. You will be able to come visit, shop and take home your new found treasure. In addition our shop will feature some of my photography centered on the Yellowstone Basin and everything on the walls will be available for sale.
For those of you who have followed me through the years you know I have attempted this more than once. The desire to share my art with others has never been more present than it is now. After speaking with several of the galleries in the Jackson area and talking to other artists it eventually became clear that the path for me had to my own showroom/shop. So with this in mind please subscribe to our blog and follow me as we set these new goals and open our doors starting this winter. I have had several people ask if our showroom will be open for the 2018 summer and the answer is YES it will. If you have plans to travel to Jackson Hole, Yellowstone or any part of this are we will be easy to find and worth the trip to our shop. If you will travel from the Salt Lake City basin then you will drive right past our place. Watch for future post and hopefully many new creations will be ready for the new season soon to kick off.
Building your own flute is a journey within reach for everyone who has the ability to use their hands. The Native American Flute is one of the most pleasant-sounding wind instruments to play and one that anyone who has the interest and desire to play can learn. Building your own flute whether it be for personal satisfaction or because you want to build them and sell them to the public is truly a satisfying endeavor. Not everyone one has the space, time or money to have a workshop that allows you to create the supplies you will need to build your own flute.
“Several years ago I slowly became a resource for flute builders all over the country. Before I realized what had happened I was in the lumber business and every day I got further away from what it was I loved to do – Build Native American Style Flutes. So last year I finally said “enough” I had lost my way! The journey I was on was no longer the one I started out with. I had to get back to the flute! Today I am back at it and I am still here willing to help those seeking a spiritual path to building your own flute. There is nothing quite like it!”
Artist Timothy Jennings has worked for many years providing flute makers all over the country with some of the best quality old growth specialty wood flute blanks to help you complete your flute project. Most of the wood Tim uses is indigenous to North America, with very few exceptions. All the leather accents he uses to craft his flutes come from hand selected Buffalo and Elk hides and this same material is available for purchase on this website. Save yourself some time, money, and space by ordering from Tim Jennings @ JacksonHoleTim.com you may just find just what you need for your next flute project.
Should you be traveling through Jackson Hole this summer or next please come visit me in my Studio Gallery. We are easy to find as we are just south of the town of Jackson Hole located in Star Valley area. If you are looking for a pleasant afternoon and you want to explore something outside of Jackson Hole then take the journey south and view our art.
Please come spend a part of your day with Tim. This fall, 2017 we are moving to Afton Wyoming which is just about one hour south of the town of Jackson Hole. Take as much time as you need to explore the many finished flutes we will have. Enjoy a beverage complimentary on us. In addition to Flutes some of Tim’s jewelry and local photography will be on display. We can also ship any purchase to your home or business so you don’t have to take it with you.
Artist In Resident
This past summer we tried to secure a location within the town of Jackson as the Artist in Resident. Beginning in 2018 Tim will be the Artist In Resident at our home gallery which will be open to the public. Come visit with Tim and watch how some of his art is actually crafted by hand. Everything will be available for purchase.
The Largest Selection of Flutes in Wyoming
Come see my collection of hand crafted award-winning Native American Styled Flutes here at our Studio Gallery on your next visit to Jackson Hole. The entire selection of Native American Styled flutes are crafted by local award-winning artist Timothy Jennings. We have fully completed flutes, flutes ready for final production (Available to customize), Flute Making Supplies and we will be taking commissions for the winter of 2017 – 2018.
How do you get here?
We will be posting complete instructions on how to get to our property as we get closer to November 1st. We will post a video that will give you a taste of what you can expect to see on your journey.
If you are interested please contact me via phone @ (307) 690-0427 or email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to leave a comment to this post if this interests you… I would love to see you…