Tag Archives: Alaskan Yellow Cedar

By The Board

JHT LUMBER SHIPPING NOW

Jackson Hole Tim is now shipping orders as small as individual boards.  For more than 18 years we have supplied parts for the Native American style flute building community.  Billets, Blank Sets, Pre-Bored Flute Blanks, and fully assembled flute blanks is just a small part of what we produce here in our shop in Wyoming.

About 12 years ago we started stocking very specific old growth lumber for not only the flute building community but Luthiers, Game Call Makers, Fishing Lure makers, carvers, relief carvers and specialty craftsman of all kinds.  We will cut and ship down to a single board.  Most suppliers won’t even talk to you for orders this small but we will.

Boards are individually selected and cut at the time of the order.  ALL of our in stock Lumber is SELECT Grade Old Growth first generation cut stock.  We search for music quality timber and order specific bunks delivered to us here in Afton Wyoming.

SPECIES IN STOCK

Although we are always looking for unique timber that can be used in flute building JHT Lumber specializes in several species of lumber.  Our favorite is a toss up between Alaskan Yellow Cedar and Port Orford Cedar.  Sitka Spruce is an amazing wood and Premium Grade Alder is a favorite for so many projects.

We also look for really nice Black Walnut and we have access to some of the most beautiful cut Douglas Fir that is flat out beautiful.  Sometimes we buy just an individual board ourselves hoping to turn it into flute blank stock.

New this year was the addition of flute blanks with end caps.  When we find stock suitable for end caps we will keep adding to our inventories.

Larger Orders No Problem

From time to time we get customers looking for larger quantities of lumber for their own operations.  If you are looking for more than a few board feet of specialty woods like our Sitka Spruce, Port Orford or Alaskan Yellow Cedar reach out.  If we do not have it in stock we can get it to you just the same.

The next time you consider buying lumber for your next project(s) give us a shout.  We will do our best to find and ship what you need.

End Cap Blanks

End Cap Flute Blanks

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.

Species Available

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 “sales@jacksonholetim.com” for more information.  Below is an information for you can complete and send in for those who have questions.

End Cap Questionnaire

 

Triton Plunge Router

Triton 3 1/4 HP Plunge Router

Triton 3 1/4HP 2400 W Precision Plunge Router

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.

JHT LUMBER

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 “sales@jacksonholetim.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.

Router Specifications

  • 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
  • What’s in the box – 02 1 x Table Winder
  • What’s in the box – 03 1 x Collet 1/4″
  • What’s in the box – 04 1 x 12mm Collet
  • What’s in the box – 05 1 x Multi-function fence
  • Included Accessory – 06 na
  • What’s in the box – 07 1 x Instruction Manual

$262.00 Plus Shipping

Alaskan Yellow Cedar Is Now Shipping

Just a snap shot of a couple of orders shipping tomorrow.   The first order above is a single board and two billets heading to a Luthier down in Texas.  The second order below are three 32″Long  by 10″ Wide boards all cut from the same board.  This is heading to a flute maker in Colorado.

Even though this comes from our rough cut stock we try to surface orders 2 sides like these on our Oscillating Drum Sander prior to packaging.   This is some beautiful cedar we have acquired here in our shop.

If you are looking for really nice Alaskan Cedar reach out to us as most of our lumber is not on our website.  No order is too small or too big.  Watch for the announcement when our Sitka Spruce and a new bunk of Port Orford Cedar hits the ground.

NEW CEDAR HITS THE GROUND IN WYOMING

The Lost is Found…

10″ Wide 8/4″ Vertical Cut Old Growth Alaskan Yellow Cedar Boards

I am always on the hunt for the best Alaskan Yellow Cedar I can find.  This Bunk of Lumber was no exception.  I was offered a small bunk of 8/4 Boards that are ALL 12″ WIDE! Some are 16 ‘ feet long.  This bunk of premium, very expensive AYC boards represents the best of the best Mother Nature can muster.

Without hesitation I committed to purchasing this bunk and I needed to get it to my shop as soon as possible.  You do not find boards this nice all that often especially this wide.  So it shipped via Semi and somehow ended up in Grand Junction Colorado rather than Afton Wyoming.  Fortunately it landed at a business I know and they took very good care of this cedar until I could make the journey.

Yesterday my wife and I left the ranch at 4:20am and made our way 500 miles to Grand Junction Colorado and 500 miles back home to Wyoming.  We arrived in good shape and picked up the cedar and made our way back home arriving just before midnight.  These are very nice boards of which I will take some more pictures as soon as I can get them stored.

If you are looking for 12 inch wide 8/4 stock in premium vertical cut grain lumber this is it.  Watch for inventory to be added to our new pages for lumber in the coming days.

Sitka Spruce and Port Orford Cedar

Also coming later this month hopefully will be some premium cut VG grained Sitka Spruce and some Port Orford Cedar.  These will be premium grade materials perfect for musical instruments and specialty projects.

For more information reach out to me at “sales@jacksonholetim.com” or call (307) 690-0427.

JHT Lumber

Old Growth Alaskan Yellow Cedar Lumber

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.

First Bunk ready for pick up. Old Growth Vertical Grain Alaskan Yellow Cedar

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.

Alaskan Cedar Request Form

Orange Acrylic Flute Taking Shape

Updated image 07/15/2020. Rough shape and playing hole layout identified. Final shaping and sanding under way

Earlier I made a post about three new flutes that I had started one of which is this Alaskan Yellow Cedar flute that will be finished in Acrylic Orange.  This is an update specific to this flute.

The rough shaping and placement of the playing holes are complete and it is now in final shaping and sanding stage.  Once the flute is shaped and sanded I will tune it prior to the final stages of finishing.  As this flute gets down to it’s final shape it is going to be a beauty.

As planed this flute will also get my Wyoming Mustang fetish crafted from maple as are the totem rails.  The flute above which was the first in orange for me found a home in Texas which seems appropriate as the color fits.

This flute is available to purchase ahead of completion so if interested visit the web page specific to this flute.

Click Here for more info…

Big Red 5 Hole Flute Update

This five hole flute tuned to G @ 440Hz has entered the final phases of finishing.  The Mustang fetish has been roughly crafted and matched to this flute.  Next will be final detailing of the fetish and lacquer.

The flute is a very nice playing and aesthetically pleasing flute to look and listen to.  This flute will like all of our flute ship with a protective bag.  Almost ready for a home…

CLICK HERE FOR MORE ON THIS FLUTE…

Big Red 2 Takes Her Shape

Big Red Update

This Alaskan Yellow Cedar flute has taken shape and is now tuned.  She ended up being a five hole G @ 440 Hz.  Crafted from Old Growth Alaskan Yellow Cedar featuring Maple Totem Rails and my signature Wyoming Mustang fetish.

She is a beautiful playing flute and sounds great like all of our AYC flutes.  Final sanding is underway and then she will get her many coats of Acrylic and finally finished with a High Gloss Lacquer.  Like the flute before her she will be a beauty.

Wyoming Warriors Blood Lace

New to this flute is that she is a Five Hole flute and she will get our new Warriors Blood red Bison Lace.  This should add a nice finish to this flute.  We have ordered and will have this coming week some new bison hides one of which will be this hide color.

Because this is a five hole flute there is room for some customization for those who would like to have something truly unique.  Where the #4 hole would normally be cut is a perfect place for a hand made cabochon out of Catlinite or Wyoming harvested Elk Antler… think about it.

Big Red #1 Alaskan Yellow Cedar 7/8″ Bore G @432 Hz. Home is now Montana

Available for Purchase Now

Like many of the flute I build you can purchase them prior to them being finished.  If you want this flute but would like some customization now is the perfect time to get it donw.

NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER $245.00 PLUS SHIPPING

Call or Text (307) 690-0427 or email me @ sales@jacksonholetim.com.

NEW Acrylic Red Ready for Shaping

Voiced and Ready to Shape

This flute was a favorite in 2019.  Currently under construction this is a new 7/8″ Alaskan Yellow Cedar flute with plans to tune to the key of F or F# @ 440 Hz.  She is all glued up with totem rails in place ready for the shaping process to begin.

2019 Alaskan Yellow Cedar 7/8″ Bore G @432 Hz. Home is now Montana

All of my painted flutes are crafted from Old Growth Alaskan Yellow Cedar.  This flute like the one before it will feature my signature Mustang totem and ship with a protective bag.

This flute is currently available for pre-purchase.  This post will be updated as progress is made.  CLICK HERE for more information on availability of this flute.