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Flute Making Supplies

Once again we have spent  time cutting new flute blank stock in both 24 and 30 inch lengths.  All of the blank stock cut is from matched stock.  The end result is an array of newly available Billets, Pre-Bored and End Cap Flute Blanks for those of you building your own flutes.

Flute Bore Sizes

in the coming weeks I will be adding the following size flute bores:

  1.  3/4″ – 24″ length
  2.  7/8″ – 24″ length
  3.  1″ = 30″ length
  4.  1 1/8″ – 30″ length

Species Available in this Lot

  1.  Black Walnut
  2.  River Reclaimed Mahogany
  3.  Alaskan Yellow Cedar
  4.  Port Orford Cedar
  5.  Russian Olive

Price Point

SAMPLE JACKSON HOLE TIM PRE-BORED FLUTE BLANK SET

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.

Shop Now

If you are ready to shop for a set of Pre-Bore Flute Blanks visit our page where you can select from available inventory.

CLICK HERE TO SHOP CURRENT INVENTORY

If you have questions or wish to order something specific give me a call (307) 690-0427 or email me @ “Sales@Jacksonholetim.com”

 

Rocky Mountain High

Commission Art Piece Finds Home in Aspen Colorado

Recently I had the great pleasure to deliver this Commissioned Flute to a home in one of my favorite places to be… Aspen Colorado. In fact this is one of two flutes that I made for customers in Aspen that we delivered during our visit just a few weeks ago.

Crafted from Alaskan Yellow Cedar this flute featured Sapodilla Totem Rails and a Mustang fetish also crafted from a piece of Sapodilla. For this project we crafted a hand made cabochon made from a remnant piece of Catlinite (Sacred Pipestone) that came from a pipe project I had been working on. Hand shaped and finished to a statin sheen this stone was finally bezel set in Sterling Silver and then inlaid into the body of the flute.

The stands are one of our new stand types that are both functional and simplistic in design. For this project these stand cradles were also made from Alaskan Yellow Cedar. The bottom of each stand has a felt pad to protect stand and surface they are set on and the cradle area also has felt padding to help protect the flute itself. These are very cool little stands that you can set on any surface for display without having to do any mounting.

This was a beautiful sounding flute tuned in the key of D# because of its larger bore. The long aesthetics of my hand crafted flute designs make for wonderful functional art displays while also possessing the soft wonderful voice that an Alaskan Yellow Cedar crafted flute delivers.

Personal Pipe Commission

Payson Arizona Pipe Commission Ships

This is a nice little pipe just finished and shipped out to it’s new home in Payson Arizona. There is a lovely story behind this pipe design but because of it’s personal nature lets just say it was for a special occasion. This pipe’s new owner is a wonderful lady that resides in Payson Arizona with her husband among the big blue skies that are found just below the Mogollon Rim.

Hand crafted from a piece of Catlinite (Sacred Pipestone) this pipe is smaller in stature with a woman’s hand in mind. The stem is crafted from Alaskan Yellow Cedar and feature hand cut Bison Lace with glass Crow Beads. The stands also crafted from Alaskan Yellow Cedar are of a new design that helps lift the art piece up off the surface for a simplistic display.

The stands have felt pads on the bottom feet to protect any surface and felt pads in the cradle of each stand to help protect the pipe and stem. Because this pipe was crafted for a women I chose to use lighter wood colors for the pipe stem and the stands and I believe it gives the project an overall feminine feel. It was an honor to have been selected as the artist to craft this pipe

New Construction

Alaskan Yellow Cedar Large Bore Flute Ready for Glue-up

This is a brand new flute being built from the ground up. This flute is being crafted from Old Growth Alaskan Yellow Cedar and will feature Sapodilla Totem rails and fetish. The Fetish is to be determined at a future date. This will be a fairly large bodied flute that features a 1 1/8″ bore. More than likely this will be tuned in the Key of C#, D, D#, E.

Sapodilla Totem Rails and Sapodilla Mustang Fetish

Updates for this flute will be posted and a brand new page for this flute will be added to our website in the coming days. We are ready for glue-up so the shaping should begin fairly soon, right after we add the totem rails, select playing hole placement and shape away. This is going to be an beautiful flute both to look at and play.

If you are interested in securing this flute before it is completed reach out to us by phone, (307) 690-0427 or shoot us an email to “timjen333@gmail.com”. It’s going to be a very nice flute.

Construction Update

Just a quick update on two flutes I have spoken of in past days and an update at to where they are in the construction stage of each. Both of these flutes are available as of now so if you have interest please reach out to us.

Orange Acrylic Alaskan Yellow Cedar

This flute is in the final stages for paint and finish. The Orange Acrylic is just about done and the final sanding and clear coats of finish will follow. It has been tuned to the Key of G @ 432Hz. Totem rails are maple and will have a natural finish to accent the orange. Currently I am planning a Mustang Fetish but this is subject to change. This flute should be ready to ship within the next 10 days.

Alaskan Yellow Cedar with Black Walnut Rails and Cutting Edge Inlay

This Alaskan Yellow Cedar flute is finished with the shaping stage and is currently being sanded to final shape before we tune it. Tuning will be either and F# or G/G#. The flute will determine what key she wants to be. Totem Rails and Cutting Edge inlay are out of Black Walnut. Totem has yet to be determined. Tuning will take place this coming week and then the finish will start to be applied. Very nice looking flute and I am sure its voice will be as good as it looks.

If you are interested in either one of these flute simply reach out to us via email at sales@jacksonholetim.com or give us a call 307-690-0427.

Under Construction

Shaping Stage

Alaskan Yellow Cedar Flute with Black Walnut Totem rails and Cutting Edge inlay. This is a 1″ Bore, 6 hole flute that will be tuned in the D or E range when complete. Overall length is right at 27″ long. The basic shaping of this flute is close to being complete and then we will set the final tune it will live at.

This flute is available to purchase now and there is still time to add additional accents like an inlaid cabochon . Price point for this flute will be in the $345.00 plus shipping range. The totem has not been selected but more than likely will also be crafted from Black Walnut. Reach out to us if you are interested in this flute.

Updates will be posted as this flute makes progress. Email us with questions “Sales@Jacksonholetim.com”

Functional Art

Nothing goes to waste! No matter how careful we are when we lay out our flute blanks we always end up with trim pieces that are not going to be used for flute making. Some of these trims you will find on post our website as single boards for purchase while other we repurpose into one of our fun Kitchen Utensils we make here by hand.

A couple of years ago we started our JHT Kitchen line of hand crafted wooden utensils. Last year we flat out sold out of what we had in stock as we are limited to what we are able to craft. Well slowly I am crafting more of these fun fully functional art pieces and we have some available now.

Newly Designed Multipurpose JHT Spoon

NEW SPOON DESIGN

Most all of our kitchen utensils are made from our Old Growth Alaskan Yellow Cedar stockpile. AYC is simply one of the best woods for these utensils and AYC is awesome around water. The spoon shown above, you would think would have been one of the first I made but I finally got around to crafting this for our own kitchen. A simple ergonomically designed wooden spoon that can be used for so much over the stove.

JHT Medium Paddle Spatula

New Paddle Spatula Adds Functionality

Another fairly new add to our utensil is this Medium Paddle Spatula. Easy to use utensil that has a narrow paddle which makes it easy to get into wide mouth jars and such. Saute with it, simply stirring, stir fry veggies and more. Kind of a fun piece.

Use Wood NOT Plastic

As if our American Diet is not bad enough for our health. Just about everything you find for use in the kitchen is made overseas and out of plastics. Some better than others. Wood on the other hand is timeless, healthy and old school alternative. More and more families are purchasing high quality wooden made utensils for cooking in their kitchen. The only thing we add other than our labor is a Pure Food-Grade mineral oil before we ship.

Hand Crafted with Functionality in mind

Hand Crafted in Afton Wyoming

Like everything we make in our shop right here in Afton Wyoming. Like our flute, ALL of the JHT Utensils are hand crafted individually and NO TWO are the same. Easy to use, easy to care for and great for all your stove top needs. All though the price points are a bit higher than production made pieces if you take care of them they will last you for many years of fun healthy cooking.

Visit all of our current utensil selection HERE

Under Construction 6 Hole Flute

Tuned and in Finishing Stages. This is a 6 Hole flute is crafted from a beautiful piece of Texas Juniper. Totel Rails are maple and the fetish HAS NOT been crafted. This is a larger bore flute body at 1″ inch and the voice is a deeper healing tone. Tuned to the Key of D# @ 432Hz. There is still time to select a fetish for this flute. Currently the plans are to finish it with our Maple Wyoming Mustang.

Finding a piece of Texas Juniper this clean is hard to find. The flute will be finished with a Satin finish on the body and a Semi-Gloss Totem. Leather accents will be our hand cut Bison Lace. A recording of the voice of this flute is forthcoming.

Hand Cut Bison Lace for Full Hides

Available to purchase now as planned or add some other bling before it is completed. This flute will be priced at $385 plus shipping. If you have interest in this flute please complete for Information Form below.

This Mustang Fetish Design is one of our most popular totems. Seen here in unfinished Maple and finished Sapodilla.

More Information…

Morning Coffee – Hair Salon Bound

It has been a while since I posted a Morning Coffee Post. I thought it was about time to get back to sharing how blessed we are here in Western Wyoming no matter what the journey. This morning it was a trip into Jackson Wyoming and to the Aveda Salon for my wife. Truthfully I did not have plans to make this trip with her but she twisted my arm and so off we went.

First stop was to refresh our morning coffees, a decaf latte for her and a large Americano with steamed Half/Half, EXTRA HOT for me!. As usual we ran into some of the local people we know and started our visit in Jackson with some morning chat. I dropped off Peyton at the salon and once she was inside I was gifted with a couple hours all to myself.

Medicine for my Soul

Teton Mountain Range Grand Teton National Park
North End of Mormon Row, Grand Teton National Park

As I pulled away from the Salon I quickly looked into the back seat of my truck to make sure I had my camera with me. Yep, I do so where do I want to go for a few hours and relax? Without hesitation I headed north out of Jackson Hole, coffee in hand into Grand Teton National Park. I have so many favorite places I like to visit but because of time constraints I decided to keep the distance driven down thereby allowing me more time to just sit and take in Mother Earths blessings.

Today the weather was not stellar for photos but it was absolutely a beautiful day. Even though it is early May the tourists are definitely arriving and so are their driving habits…UGH. In some cases watching them is more fun than the park itself…lol.

These pictures taken this morning are all from the general same area in Grand Teton National Park. This last one is a place called Black Tail Ponds. This is such a beautiful view of the Tetons which are only a couple miles to the West of this place. Moose, Deer, Antelope, Elk and the elusive Griz frequent this place. The water that lays just below these pines is a ribbon of the Snake River which runs basically behind them.

Black Tail Ponds, Grand Teton National Park
Black Tail Ponds, Teton National Park

On a morning such as this… this place feeds Medicine for my Soul! The view never old and if ever you are in this country come to this place. Bring a cup of your favorite Coffee and enjoy what the morning has to offer.

New 5 Hole Flute

Sister 6 Hole Flute Previously Shipped

Acrylic Orange G #432Hz

New flute and the third one built with this color scheme. This five hole flute is crafted from Alaskan Yellow Cedar and is finished in a high gloss Acrylic Orange. Tuned to the key of G @432 Hz this is a wonderful sounding and easy to play flute.

Under Construction Now

This flute is in the final stages of construction and will be available to ship within a week or so. For more information on this flute CLICK HERE