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Big Red Finds it’s Voice

Alaskan Yellow Cedar Key G @440 Hz

After a couple of days of new snow, a little wind and a lot of running around for the Holidays we finally found the time to record the new voice of what I have been calling Big Red.  This is a 7/8″ Bore flute tuned to the Key of G @ 440Hz.  Hand crafted from Old Growth first generation cut Alaskan Yellow Cedar and finished in high gloss acrylic True Red.  Totem and totem rails are hand crafted from Maple and finished in their natural colors.  Our Mystical Mustang sits on top of this beautiful one of a kind flute.

We have priced this beautiful flute to be affordable.  Take a listen and if you are interested you can take her home… This is “Authentic Wyoming”.

Sound Clip Big Red

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Price does not include additional accents.  To add additional accents please contact me for pricing.  DEPOSIT REQUIRED TO HOLD.

Purchase Online, or if you have questions call  (307) 690-0427 or email me.  Available for Custom Order – email “sales@jacksonholetime.com”

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Under Construction Update

As we move further into winter and most of my outdoor adventures are curtailed I am refocusing on building up my inventories for the upcoming Spring 2019.  I am working on a number of new flutes as I write this post and all with have affordable price points.  I have in the works a new Native American Style Catlinite pipe, and of coarse I will be working on Photographic moments.  Here is a short list of what I have going on…

UNDER CONSTRUCTION LIST

  • Alaskan Yellow Cedar with Sapodilla Rails – 1″ Bore Key D 440 Hz – being tuned now.
  • Port Orford Cedar with Sapodilla Rails – 1″ Bore Key D 432Hz – being finished now – Semi-Gloss
  • Large Bore Port Orford Cedar with Totem Rail – to be determined
  • Alaskan Yellow Cedar – 1″ Bore, walnut inlay in finishing
  • Black Walnut – 1 1/8″ large bore flute, in glue up – beautiful blank
  • Alaskan Yellow Cedar – Walnut totem rails, walnut inlay cutting edge in shaping
  • Alaskan Yellow Cedar – to be painted Gun Metal Blue, 7/8″ Bore G 440Hz, Maple totem rails, in final sanding before paint

Port Orford Cedar with Sapodilla Totem Rails

Big Red

Alaskan Yellow Cedar painted True Red with acrylic paint and finished with high gloss lacquer.  Just about ready for a home.  Click here for more information.

Reclaimed ASH

Just about ready for glue up is this reclaimed piece of ASH that is from a very old hand hewn beam I picked up a few years ago.  The sister to this flute can be seen here.  This flute blank set has been bored with a 7/8″ bore and features a Iron Wood Cutting Edge inlay.  Plans for this flute is for it to be an F# but there is still time to make a change if you are interested.  This flute could be an F, F#, G or G# I am thinking.  The fetish will be our whimsical otter fetish and attached with our hand-cut Wyoming Bison lace.

Any of these flutes can be reserved or pre-purchased before they are complete.  If you have interest please reach out to me via email @ “sales@jacksonholetim.com”.

Digital Photography

Winter months are upon us and I will be looking for those secret shots that come every winter.  Most everything I shoot that I think is worth is available for print or digital download.  I will be working hard this winter to update our photographic section of Jacksonholetim.com.

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Flute Finds Home in Bergamo Italy…

 

 

Recently I sold this Walnut flute to a new client who lives in Bergamo Italy.  I always am humbled when someone likes one of my flutes enough to spend their hard earned money on one.  This flute shares a special journey that has touched my heart and one that I would like to share with all of you.  This particular flute I have liked from the minute I started to shape it.  Not really sure why but it was one of my favorites that I made this year.  It sounds great and looks good to boot.

Over a period of several weeks I have exchanged emails with a man I now call my friend.  Both before he purchased the flute and after the sale we both struggled though the translations that Google so graciously provided.  Italian to English and English to Italian.  It always surprises me when I meet people from other countries that have a love of our Native American Heritage that is truly part of who we are as Americans and even more impressive to know they have taken the time learn so much about our past.  Davide is one of those special people.

During the flute’s transit time from Wyoming to Bergamo he share with me his desire, no – his “dream” to play a Native American Style flute in a very special place that meant so much to his family.  A place where he and his father would visit and spend time together and today it is the final resting place of his father.  His dream as he shared with me was to find a day of solitude and take with him his new flute and play songs in honor of his father.  Just he and the spirit of his father.  By his descriptions in his previous emails I thought I had a pretty good vision of this place in my mind.  Yet when I saw the pictures he sent to me of this day it did in some weird way seem familiar to me even though I knew it was a place thousands of miles away from Wyoming.

A few days ago I received a follow up email from Davide along with some images of his day spent in this very special place.  He finally received his new flute he gathered some personal things together and picked a day to journey to this place.  As you can see from these pictures it appears to be a cold day which he did confirm in his message to me.  Aside from the cold and even colder hands he sat down and started to play.

It is times like these that confirm to me the healing properties of these very special wind instruments.  Davide shared that it was very quite and still when he sat down to play.  As he started to play his flute he noticed that there were a vibrations coming across the water and to him he imagined this to mean vibrations of joy.  To be truthful I am not sure exactly how long he stayed in this place on this day but it was clear from his email to me that it met all of his dreams and expectation for this special occasion.

Although I do not have any recordings of this day I am sure the music Davide played hit the mark as witnessed by the vibrations upon the water.  As a flute builder there is no better compliment than when a client shares a story like this with me.  This is real and it is meaningful to all who have been part of this personal journey.  My heart is full knowing that a flute that I have created with my hands right here in Wyoming has made such a long journey to a place that has brought in some small way a healing to another human being so far way.

 

 

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Offers Enabled On Select Products

New to Jackson Hole Tim is the ability to make an offer on select flutes and flute making supplies and other products.  When shopping on our website we have identified select items that we now allow you the buyer to make on offer on.  Simply add the item to your shopping cart and if OFFERS is enabled you will see an orange MAKE OFFER button the right of the Add to Cart button.  Each of our products are considered carefully for what we believe is a fair price.  However everyone wants to get a good deal and each item is carefully considered for this functionality.  If you wish to make an offer and it is a fair one we will accept it and you can continue with your purchase.  If your offer is too low we will respond in a timely fashion.  Our goal is to make all of as many of our Wyoming Made Art products affordable to those wanting to purchase one.

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BLACK Alaskan Yellow Cedar NAF # @432Hz

“AUTHENTIC WYOMING”

Black Lacquered Alaskan Yellow Cedar Flute

We are offering this one of a kind hand lacquered jet black Alaskan Yellow Cedar flute tuned to E @ 432Hz at a big Holiday Discount.  Inlaid bezel set elk antler cabochon and Maple Totem rails with signature Mustang totem crafted from Maple.  Stand included.  Ships with protective flute bag.  This is an amazingly beautiful flute with simple yet elegant lines.  USE COUPON CODE NAFSHIP AT CHECKOUT FOR FREE SHIPPING

READ FULL STORY HERE

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Ready for Glue Up

Alaskan Yellow Cedar in RED!

UPDATE 11/29/2018 – Below is an updated image of the progress of this new flute.  This flute is in its final stages of being finished.  Totem is complete and also in the finishing stage.  This flute is available for purchase now.  Contact Tim Jennings for more information @ Sales@Jacksonholetim.com.

Ready for Glue Up! Another painted flute inbound… This shot of the inside of the flute blanks prior to glue-up shows the Red that has been chosen for this new flute project.  This flute will be very similar in design as the black one shown below.  Difference will be this flute is a 7/8″ bore NOT a 1″ and it will not have an elk antler cabochon.   But it will feature the same style rails and Mustang fetish.  Plans for tuning are in the F# – G range at 440 or 432 Hz.  Finish will be many coats of HIGH Gloss lacquer.  Shout out if you like what you see.

Share thoughts if you dare… I will update as we go through the stages… Interested in this flute? Reach out to me…  Email me at “sales@jacksonholetim.com” or phone (307) 690-0427

2018 Western Design Conference Entry
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Russian Olive Flute G @ 440Hz

Entry Level Russian Olive Flute

This is a really nice little six hole flute hand crafted from a piece of Russian Olive harvested from the Boulder Colorado region.  Russian Olive is kind of tortured wood with virtually no straight branches.  Getting a really nice flute blank from a slab of Russian Olive is no easy task.  This flute blank although crafted from a matched blank set, it is not what I would consider a premier blank set simply because of few minor imperfections.  Having said that I built this flute with idea of making it available at an entry-level price point.

This flute features a 7/8″ bore and it is tuned to G @ 440Hz.  A really nice bright sounding voice and easy to play.  Overall length is 22 7/8″ measured on top.  The playing holes are laid out as follows:  The bottom 3 hole are spaced at 1 1/8″ measure on center and the 3 top holes are spaced at 1 1/16″ on center with 1 1/4″ between the #3 and #4 holes.  The blow-hole is a 3/8″ bore and is approximately 2 3/4″ in length leading into the Slow Air Chamber.  The Stop Block area is approximately 1 1/4″ thick.

The Fetish is my Whimsical Bison also crafted from a piece of Russian Olive and it is attached to the flute with our hand cut Wyoming Brown Elk lace.  The fetish sits on top of a 3/8″ wide Focusing Channel cut into the body of the flute.  The finish is a Semi-Gloss lacquer finish and both inside and outside are finished in the same way.  Overall this is a really nice little flute perfect for the backpack adventure or just playing at home.

I have set the price point to be affordable for those seeking their first flute and yet this is an amazing sounding flute in its own right.  Tuned at 6400 foot elevation and voiced right here in the Teton Range of the Yellowstone Basin.  Ships with its own protective bag.

Russian Olive Sound Clip

As always if you have questions reach out to me via email “sales@jacksonholetim.com” or call/text (307) 690-0427.

$125.00 + Shipping

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ASH Flute F# @ 432Hz

Under Construction ASH NAF F# @432 Hz

Just about ready for glue up is this reclaimed piece of ASH that is from a very old hand hewn beam I picked up a few years ago.  The sister to this flute can be seen here.  This flute blank set has been bored with a 7/8″ bore and features a Iron Wood Cutting Edge inlay.  Plans for this flute is for it to be an F# but there is still time to make a change if you are interested.  This flute could be an F, F#, G or G# I am thinking.  The fetish will be our whimsical otter fetish and attached with our hand-cut Wyoming Bison lace.

The aesthetic will be in very close to the image of this Port Orford Cedar flute shown here.  Plans are to cut my signature step in front of the inlay but in this case there will extra length given to the windway area because of the length of the inlay.  Finish although it can be changed prior to finishing is planned for a Semi-Gloss finish.

Finally being crafted from something as hard as reclaimed American Ash this should have a very bright voice.  I personally like this type of sound…  If you are interested please contact me via email “sales@jacksonholetim.com” or call (307) 690-0427

 

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Black Walnut Flute Finds New Home In Italy

Black Walnut with Sapodilla Rails

Heading for Italy

This completely hand crafted Black Walnut flute is one of my favorites from this summer.  Nothing fancy but I do think it breaths Simple Elegance.  Anyway this flute is headed for it’s new Home in Italy.  For those who may not have seen this earlier on our website this flute was crafted from American Black Walnut and featured Sapodilla Totem Rails and the Totem/Fetish is our whimsical Teton Spike crafted from piece of dark black walnut.  Tuned to an F# @ 432 Hz this 7/8″ bore gives off a very nice tone.  Leather accents are our Wyoming Brown hand cut lace and a few Crow glass beads were added to finish it off.

I am always humbled when someone chooses to purchase a flute from me.  I know people have a choice and the fact that they selected one of my flutes is always humbling.  I home the new owner of this flute will find many hours of healing while playing her.  She was voiced right here in the Tetons of Wyoming.  Travel safe…

Big Brother

I like this flute so much that I have decided to build another Black Walnut flute with Sapodilla rails only this next flute is going to be the big brother to the flute above.  I say that because this next walnut blank is a 30″ long blank and will feature a 1 1/8″ bore and likes the flute above it too will be a six hole flute.  My goal for tuning this flute is shoot for a deeper C or C#.  The Slow Air Chamber (SAC) has been modified with a 1″ bored SAC rather than 1 1/8″.  Right now this new flute is a blank canvas so accents like the fetish design, inlaid stones and other accents has hanging horse hair etc can still be incorporated.

Below is the actual walnut blank that has been selected.   Who will be the new owner of this flute?  If you have interest simply reach out to me via email “sales@jacksonholetim.com” or call/text me (307) 690-0427… Christmas is coming…

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Big Bore Alaskan Yellow Cedar Flute Blanks Ready to Ship

Ready To Ship Now

We posted a few days ago that we have crafted a large order of large bore 1 1/8″ pre-bored Alaskan Yellow Cedar flute blanks… well they are now ready to ship.  You can find them Online on our Pre-Bored Flute Blank page.  Look towards the bottom of the Alaskan Yellow Cedar Blanks and they are listed together.

Each bank is cut with the following dimensions:  30″ inch long blanks are 1 3/4″ wide and each blank half is 7/8″ thick.  The Blow Hole is cut at 3/8″ wide x 2 3/4″ long.  The Slow Air Chambers (SAC) are 4″ long and modified to 1″ wide.  The Stop Block (between SAC and Bore) is 1 1/4″ deep.  The bore itself is 1 1/8″ round.  These blanks should create a very nice long aesthetic to your flutes and the tuning should be in the solid C to C# range or maybe even a nice D.

ALL Pre-Bored Blanks Ship with Bison Lace

Because we now stock and cut our own Bison Leather Lace for our production flutes and for all of you flute makers we now add Bison Lace with each Pre-Bore Flute Blanks Set ordered.  Select the flute blank(s) you want and one of 4 current colors of lace available from the shopping cart.  Each flute blank ordered will ship with it’s own lace so when you complete your flute you will be ready to tie your fetish on your new flute.  The Bison lace shipped with each order will be pre-cut lace that is 3/8″ wide (most popular) by 36″inches in length.  This provides you with plenty of length for each flute blank you order.  Current colors available are:

Wyoming Black

Wyoming Mocha

Wyoming Tan

Wyoming Sand

All Blank Ordered Ship with 3 Schematics

Each pre-bored blanks order we now include three proprietary Flute Drawing Schematics that should assist you in your flute building journey at no additional cost.  These schematics will help detail the important components for crafting the Windway or Cutting Edge.  These drawings will share with you the exact process I use in my own personal flute building.  When your order is placed and paid for we will email you these schematics in advance of your order shipping.  We also sell these schematics as a stand alone order for $6.95.

Questions?

If you have any questions please call (307) 690-0427, text this number or email us at “Sales@Jacksonholetim.com”.  We are here to help!

Quantity Discounts Available

Each of our pre-bored flute blank sets listed here are individually handled, cut, surface, measured and graded.  You can purchase a single flute blank or several at a time.  No two flute blanks are the same and we only list the best on this website.  In fact we source commission materials and spec flute projects from many of these very same blanks.  If you are a professional flute maker, hobbyist, or just a weekend warrior and you want to purchase multiple items reach out to us via the form at the bottom of this page and let us know your interest.  We will get back to you with a delivered price with quantity discounts based on boards selected.

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