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 “email@example.com” for more information. Below is an information for you can complete and send in for those who have questions.
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.
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 “firstname.lastname@example.org”. We are here to help!
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.
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.
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”.
Just Arrived and In Stock
Triton 3 1/4 HP
Precision Plunger Routers
We received our first shipment of Triton Precision Plunge Routers. These are the very same routers we use here in our shop. People have asked and now we can make available to you the very same.
These are hard to find routers so don’t wait too long to get yours. Couple this router with our Katana Core Box big shank router bits and you have the perfect Flute Blank making machine. If you have questions reach out by phone or email.
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
We were lucky to score some beautiful Western Red Cedar Cant Trims. Some of these have been selected for our New Grilling Planks and some will be turned into Matched Sets of Tone Wood for all you Luthiers out there.
For now these Grilling Planks will go fast so order them now by reaching out at “firstname.lastname@example.org”. Spring is almost here… In the subject line put “GRILLING PLANKS”. You can but them individually for $3.59 each for in a 2 Pack for $6.89.
EXTRA LARGE PLANKS
Each plank is 3/8″ x 7 1/2″ x 18″ large enough for an entire salmon fillet. These are premium grade no knots grilling planks. Kiln dried and seasoned at our Yellowstone Basin altitude of 6,400 feet.
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.
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.
Check out this bad boy… This 1″ inch bore six hole flute is crafted from clear Texas Juniper. This image really does not do this flute body justice. I have always loved the color ranges in a nice piece of juniper and this one is no exception.
This flute features Maple Totem Rails and scheduled to have my Mustang Fetish. Still time to choose a different species for the Mustang but Maple will look real nice. Also add a hand made cabochon to make this flute completely yours.
Tuned to E @432Hz this flute as a nice deeper voice and sounds great. Final shaping and tuning is complete and I an now in the finishing stages. The finish will be a high gloss finish and accented with our hand cut Bison lace.
This is one of my favorite flutes I have made this year. I have posted information about this flute before offering what I consider to be the best flute of 2020 so far. Crafted from Old Growth Port Orford Cedar this large bore flute feature Sapodilla Totem Rail and my Mustang Fetish also made from Sapodilla.
Highlights of this flute was the addition of a hand cut Wyoming harvested Elk Antler cabochon set in Sterling Silver. The 1″ inch bore of this flute gives it a deeper voice tuned to D @440 Hz. Leather accents is our Wyoming handcut Bison lace. Nothing fancy just a really nice instrument. Simple Elegance achieved!
The new owner of this flute lives in Riverside, California and it is scheduled to ship late this week. I will miss this flute in my shop! As with all of the flutes I make I hope this flute bring them years of personal enjoyment.
If you like this flute as I do please visit the link below as there is a sister flute to this only crafted from Alaskan Yellow Cedar but features the same totem rail design and Mustang fetish. If you think you might like to peak then CLICK HERE for more information on the sister flute available.
As always this flute is available for commission. I still have some really nice Port Orford Cedar blanks. Contact me at “Sales@Jacksonholetim.com for more.