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.
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 “firstname.lastname@example.org” for more information. Below is an information for you can complete and send in for those who have questions.
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.
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 “email@example.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.
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
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.
As we expand our search for quality Bison hides my goal is to offer some of the best selection of hides that can be used in the crafting the Native American Style Flute. These are the very same hides I use here in my shop for my flute projects.
NEW This Week Are These 4 Hides
This new hide is one of a kind and was a one off tanning. Tanned from North American Bison this Sapphire Blue hide is beautiful. Feature little or no sheen. Available in almost any size you need from 1/4″ up to 1/2 ” Lace.
Wyoming Cave Brown
This is a very dark almost chocolate brown color. Little or no sheen depending on the hide. Tanned from North American Bison this Sapphire Blue hide is beautiful. Available in almost any size you need from 1/4″ up to 1/2 ” Lace.
Wyoming Warriors Blood
This hide is one my new favorites. Like the other Bison hides here there is almost no sheen at all and this hide tends to have a very rustic look. Titled Warriors Blood, these hides show the battle scars from the scrapes and fights these big animals have during their lifetime. Tanned from North American Bison this Sapphire Blue hide is beautiful. Feature little or no sheen. Available in almost any size you need from 1/4″ up to 1/2 ” Lace.
Wyoming Ruby Red
Very similar to the Warriors Blood hides the Ruby Red is a bit darker in color and tanned with a more even coloring throughout. Like the other hides above there is little to no sheen on these hides as well. Tanned from North American Bison this Sapphire Blue hide is beautiful. Feature little or no sheen. Available in almost any size you need from 1/4″ up to 1/2 ” Lace.
Sold by the Foot
All of our Bison Lace we sell is hand cut. There are no perfectly cut hide lace as it is difficult to cut in the first place. So for example a 3/8″ lace is an approximate in width. To see more about purchasing lace from us check the link below. If you have questions or need something specific reach out to me by phone (307) 690-0427 or email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org… I am here to help!
I thought I would share a quick post about a project I started over a week ago. I have been wanting to build a new table for the shop that would be just right for flute building as well as cutting hides . I am all of 6-4 and a lot of my height is in my midsection. So bending over low tables gets old quick.
This table is almost complete as it is sanded and ready for finish and stains. It measures about 5 feet deep by 7 1/2 feet long and stands counter height. Casters make it easy to maneuver when needed and the shelf underneath give ample storage of excess lumber and such. Solid as a rock and will soon feature a new wood vise as well. This will give the extra surface I need without having to bend over all the time.
The second addition of late is this new band saw from Jet. Also on a set of casters this heavy band saw is easy to move around when needed. This machine will be used mostly for small resaw project and fetish crafting.
Next on the list will be a new helical planer and jointer probably from Powermatic. Time to replace and upgrade some of my power equipment.
Coming soon is some new lumber that I am trying to acquire out of Colorado. My favorite stash of urban harvest lumber provides truth old growth trees that were planted around the time of the Oregon Trail when pioneers headed west. As they age or get crushed by urban sprawl one guy has made it his mission to harvest these valuable trees. Watch for more posts about what we find.
Finally I have will cutting and offering some new blank designs that will feature end caps. This has not been my normal path because I do not turn my flutes on a lathe, however some of the flute builders that shop our blanks have ask for them. Some of the first selected woods should land in my shop any day. Watch for future post alerts on these new blanks.
As always reach out with questions… I am hear to help!
We have finally added back our page on available hand cut Bison Lace that is used primarily to attach your fetish or totem to the body of their flute. We are offering various colors as widths for purchase.
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 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.
Old Growth Alaskan Yellow Cedar Blanks Available Now
For many years flute makers all across this country used us as a source for quality flute blank materials. The past couple of years we had to make some changes as we had to take care of family for a while. Finally our family can now offer again to our new and existing customers a source for high quality Old Growth Alaskan Yellow Cedar and Port Orford Cedar when available.
I currently stock ready to ship pre-cut flute blank billets in a standard 24″ and 30″ lengths ready for you to cut to your needed dimensions. All billets unless otherwise listed are either 2″ x 2″ or 1 15/16″ x 1 15/16″ square. These are cut from hand select Old Growth Alaskan Yellow Cedar Boards. Each blank has a tight vertical grain and when cut or turned on a lathe these blanks will make beautiful sounding flutes. This is the very same material I use here in my shop for my custom flutes.
Alaskan Yellow Cedar Crafts A Beautiful Flute
Alaskan Yellow Cedar is one of my favorite woods to craft flutes from. As many of you know here in my shop use the two blank method where we bore the interior components of the flute and then glue the two halves back together when we have finished with the inside of the flute. AYC when glued right will show virtually no glue joint. And because you can cut your blanks from the same billet you end up with book matched blanks.
This quality of AYC is extremely hard to come by, expensive to purchased and because of the high density of the grain the boards are heavy thus raising shipping costs. But this material is worth every penny. These two pictures provided here where both made by me out of this very same AYC. The flute to the right ended up having a hand-made cabochon that I crafted from Cantlinite (Native American Pipestone) and it was bezel set in Sterling Silver.
I am selling blanks individually or in lots of 4 and 6 per box. Each blank individually is $22 per 30″ blank and $19.75 per 24″ blank. If you purchase a box of 4 you save 15% on the price of the box and 18% on a box of 6 plus shipping costs. Each blank is individually shrink wrapped to help keep the wood stable at our altitude.
Wether you cut these billets into two halves or turn on a lathe and use a rifle boring machine to craft your flute bore you will love how easy AYC is to work with. It finishes like glass and the tone of the flute is one we think is one of the best.
If you are wanting larger quantities of blanks simple email me with your request to “firstname.lastname@example.org” or feel free to reach out to me by phone (307) 690-0427. To view our page to for additional order information, stock and such CLICK HERE.