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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

HOLIDAY SPECIAL

$265.00 FREE Shipping within U.S.A. + OFFERS ENABLED ON THIS PRODUCT

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International Shipping

Please contact us in advance for the most accurate International shipping prices.  We do not control any VAT taxes that may be due on your end depending on what country you live in.  Shipping abroad is usually handled via U.S. Priority International mail.

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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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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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.

Quantity & Shipping Request Form

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Alaskan Yellow Cedar, Walnut Rails Key D 440

Currently under construction this is going to be a beautiful 1 inch bored flute.  Tentative tuning will be a D @ 440 Hz.  This flute will feature Black Walnut fetish guide rails and an inlaid cutting edge also in walnut.  Overall length of this flute should come in at 27 1/2 Inches measured on top.  This flute has a fundamental note of D @ 440 Hz but could be changed if you hurry.  Plans to finish with a high gloss lacquer but this too could be changed if you are interested in this flute.  Progress for this flute can be found in our UNDER CONSTRUCTION LINK found in our menu system.

If you are interested simply email me at “sales@jacksonholetim.com” and reference this flute.  Or call me at 307-690-0427.  Price for this flute has yet to be determined… still time to make it your own.

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New Flute Blanks Being Added to Inventory

As promised these completed flute blanks will start hitting our inventory pages starting later today.  Included in this lot are 4 – 1 inch bore Black Willow blanks, two 3/4″ bore Western Red Cedar, 3 Alaskan Yellow Cedar Blanks in 1inch and 7/8″ bore and several Alaskan Yellow Cedar Billets and two beautiful Port Orford Cedar blank sets that have not been bored.  In this lot most of the blanks in addition to the bore and blow holes being cut we have decided to cut just the focusing channel and the exit hole from the Slow Air Chamber.  We DID NOT cut a starter hole for the Cutting Edge.  We have received several requests lately to leave this area alone as more and more flute builder want to tackle the Windway/Cutting edge themselves.  Look or them on our Pre-Bored Flute Blank pages and our Blanks, Billets & Boards page.

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Blanks, Billets and Boards

After many months and a big move the past year to our new little ranch here in Wyoming we are bringing back Blanks, Billets and Boards to Jacksonholetim.com.  A big part of our business in the past has been selling quality hard to find specialty lumber available in very small quantities.  Our motto here is WASTE NOT.  There are so many boards that have issue with them such as knots, checks, splits and just damaged areas.  Plus it is hard to find a place where you can purchase just one single quality board.

blanksreadytoboreSome of the best blank sets come from these very challenged boards.  We take the time to cut each board to its full potential and then cut, plane and drum sand them so others including ourselves can use them.  Some of the species we like such best are Alaskan Yellow Cedar and Port Orford Cedar which both are hard to find and expensive to obtain.  We also like to keep a smattering of odd species such as Russian Olive, China Berry, Black Locust and others.

We are adding daily new inventory as of the date of this post.  We have changed the name of our “Ready To Bore” blanks page to “Blanks, Billets & Boards” and you now can find the link to this page from several places within our menu system.  You will find pre-cut ready to bore flute blank sets, solid billets, and pre-cut and surfaces quality lumber boards.  This page should be of interest to more than just flute makers as the billets are perfect for lathe turners, and the boards are first rate lumber.  Most of our stock will be in lengths less than 60 inches in length but this is subject to change.  I hope that you will find this new inventory listing helpful in your project – whatever it may be.

For flute makers that craft their own flute blanks you will find some very nice board stock much of it in the 6 – 10 inch widths.  If you are cutting your own or wanting to cut your own flute blank stock this is a great way to go.  To be truthful when we cut a board we always seem to look at it for it flute blank potential.  Enjoy shopping.

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Pre-Bored Flute Blanks Added for Sale

As I write this post we are adding 15 new Pre-Bored Native American Style flute blanks to our Pre-Bored Blanks for sale page.  In this batch there are 3 26″ long China Berry blanks bored with a 7/8″ bore.  One Old Growth Port Orford Cedar blank 28″ long and a 7/8″ bore.  One 30″ long Old Growth Alaskan Yellow Cedar 30″ long.  There are five 1″ bore Port Orford Cedar flute blanks all five are 30″ inches long.  Finally we have added five more 24″ long 7/8″ bore Alaskan Yellow Cedar blanks.

All of our blanks are individually shrink wrapped to help maintain the quality of the blank before and during shipping.  Each blank list on our Pre-Bore Flute Blanks Page are listed individually and the picture you see is the actual blank you are purchasing.  All 15 will be identified with the tag NEW in the listing.  ALL of these new blanks are first-rate blanks and the Port Orford Cedar blanks are some of the best I have cut in a long time.  Check them out.

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Tony Duncan Plays His New Raven Themed Flute…

Spring Break in Jackson Hole is a welcome time of the year as we are emerging from the depths of Old Man Winter here in Western Wyoming.  Each Spring our kids get 2 full weeks for Spring Break which is plenty of time to take a road trip.  This year a road trip south was needed more than other.  Our epic snowfall was one for the record book and it was still falling upon our departure.

“Amazing but that is what God does with music. Most believers want to have their emotions manipulated with music but they don’t realize that to God, music is communication. He communicates to us through the music of creation, twinkling stars, rushing water, winds that whisper and winds that roars through the trees, crashing waves and babies cries. The native flute is so special because when we give it our breath, it give us it’s song and each one has a song all its own. Through it we can release the deep sounds of our being.”

Mary Blakeley

This year our road trip was to take us first to Scottsdale Arizona to visit family and then on to San Diego.  One of the highlights planned was to visit a Scottsdale venue where Tony Duncan was to play.

For those who may not know Tony Duncan is one of our true Native American Music treasures and he is an Award Winning Native American Flute Artist and World Champion Hoop Dancer (5 times World Champion).  Tony has been blessed to play with the likes of Carlos Nakai, Joanne Shenandoah, Nelly Furtado and other great music artists.  He was awarded Artist of the Year at the Native American Music Awards  for 2013-2014 and he has played to huge audiences globally.  Tony has played the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The Smithsonian Museum, The Billboard Music Awards, The Tonight Show, and The White House.

The Native American Flute is one of the most beautiful instruments handed down from Mother Earth and when in the hands of Tony, well lets just say a Spirit comes through and straight to your heart.

CLICK IMAGE to hear the voice of this flute. Tony Duncan in Phoenix Arizona
Timothy Jennings and Tony Duncan

Recently I had the opportunity to deliver a flute I made to Tony.  Although this flute took a bit longer than I had wanted I finally was able to have it delivered before our trip to Arizona.  The flute pictured above is the actual flute crafted for Tony and above (picture) is a link of a video sent to me by Tony of him playing it in Arizona shortly thereafter.

We arrived in Scottsdale late Friday evening after driving 900 miles.  Then Saturday morning we made our way down to the Scottsdale Civic Center just in time to hear Tony play and to our great surprise he was playing his new Raven Themed flute.  This man is blessed for sure.  We met his family again and chatted a bit about things and after the show we parted ways and our family went on to eat lunch in town.  But I must tell you how humbled I was to hear the voice of this flute after spending so many hours crafting it.  Tony could not have been more gracious as was his wife Violet.  And his children are so full of life and clearly one big happy family.

For those who would like to seek Tony’s music out he is currently signed to Canyon Records, the largest Native American music label and his music is available through iTunes and other music vendors.  Follow Tony Duncan on FaceBook.  I look forward to the next opportunity to craft another flute for Tony… I hope soon…