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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

Another Alaskan Cedar Flute Ready For A Home

Alaskan Yellow Cedar Flute Ready To Go

Just completed this Alaskan Yellow Cedar flute is ready to ship.  Six hole flute tuned to D #440Hz.  This has been one of my most popular designs, that being a 1 inch bore flute with my whimsical Wyoming Mustang fetish.

A larger flute by design but yet still very comfortable to play.  The Mustang fetish and the Totem Rails are both crafted from Sapodilla which has a wonderfully warm tone and the contrast is very regal.  This flute ships with no bling accents but if wanted a hand crafted cabochon make a nice addition.

Ready to purchase at $365.00 plus shipping.  For more information and how to order click here.

Texas Juniper Flute Ready for A Home

TEXAS JUNIPER WITH MUSTANG FETISH

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.

If you are interested in this flute CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

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…

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.

Port Orford Cedar Flute Available Now

Port Orford Cedar D @440Hz

Just finished is this simple yet elegant six hole Port Orford Cedar flute.  Hand crafted by flute artist Timothy Jennings and fully crafted and voiced here in Wyoming.  True Old Growth Port Orford Cedar continues to be rare and hard to find.

This is a 1″ inch bore flute with a longer Slow Air Chamber and block that gives this flute an overall longer aesthetic.  Both Totem Rails and the Totem (fetish)  are crafted from river reclaimed Sapodilla.

Unique to this flute is the hand cut Elk Antler cabochon that was crafted from Wyoming harvested elk and is bezel set in Sterling Silver and inlaid into the body of the flute.  Over all a very nice flute.

Click Here for more information and price point for this newly completed flute.  Ships with it’s own protective bag.

Alaskan Yellow Ceder Flute in Acrylic Red

Another flute on its way to it’s new home in Montana.  This Alaskan Yellow Cedar flute is another Acrylic Red and features maple totem rails and maple Mustang fetish.  Like it’s twin it was tuned to G @432 Hz.  A very nice looking and playing flute.

I personally am excited that it’s new owner Nakoa Heavyrunner from Poplar Montana.  Nakoa is one of the best flute player I personally know.  He is well known in Indian Country as an accomplished Pow Wow singer and he and his brother Donavan appear on RezKast Radio.  Check them out early mornings.

I am hoping Nakoa will be kind enough to pass some recordings our way so we can share with the world his amazing flute playing talents.  Enjoy Nakoa Heavyrunner…

 

Port Orford Cedar Nears Completion

Port Orford Cedar, Sapodilla Rails & Totem

Currently I have been working on Two 1 inch bore flutes crafted from Old Growth Port Orford Cedar.  This particular flute is just about done other than final finish choices and some tweaking on the tuning.  Which on this flute is tuned to “D” @ 432 Hz.

I really cannot get enough Port Orford Cedar as it is one of my favorite woods to craft flutes from.  This one has a very pleasing deeper voice giving it a soothing melody.  The totem rails are crafted from river reclaimed Sapodilla as it the Totem or Fetish itself.  Once again this flute will feature my signature whimsical mustang.  This time I am crafting it out of the same Sapodilla the totem rails are made from.  This should be a stunning yet eloquent flute.

Currently I have this flute finished with a Satin/Semi-Gloss finish but more than likely it will end up with a high gloss finish.  Although this is a fairly large flute the finger holes are positioned with comfort in mind.  This flute like all of our flutes will ship with a protective bag as this recent completed flute did.

The price point has not been set and there is still time to add adornments such as hanging horse hair, feathers or even an inlaid cabochon.  Port Orford Cedar is almost impossible to get anymore… this is a very nice wind instrument just about ready for a home.

If you are interested reach out to me via email @ Sales@JacksonHoleTim.com or call or text (307) 690-0427.

 

Orange is the Color

Earlier this year I started on a new journey of flute making. For so many years I have focused on the aesthetics of the natural wood and how it finishes as God’s eye intended. To this day most of the flutes I craft are in this vein.

Last September I decided built a flute for the 2018 Western Design Conference held each year in Jackson Hole Wyoming that was different than I had done in past shows. This flute was the first flute I painted a color and in this case I chose high gloss black. I loved it so much I decided to build another one just like it only with a 7/8″ bore flute while this one featured a 1″ bore.

Black Flute Sound Sample

Flutes like the one shown here have a lot of man hours in them and thus typically a much higher price point. This flute found a home in Nashville Tennessee early this summer. I have since built several others one in Red and another in Gun Metal Blue. But the flute I am working on now shown at the top of this post is for a customer in Texas who was a Texas Longhorn fan. However the color this time for me was inspired by a 1972 Orange and White Chevy pickup truck.

Big Red Sound Sample

This new orange flute features the same design as the others in that the totem rails are crafted from Maple and the whimsical mustang fetish is crafted of either Maple or Port Orford Cedar. The flute itself is made from Old Growth Alaskan Yellow Cedar which produces a very nice sounding flute. Listen to the samples of the others provided and here how nice these flutes sound. The 7/8″ bore makes this a very nice sized flute in your hands.

My goal with these new flutes is to make available a very nice flute at a price point that is affordable and yet a bit different. Of coarse we can bling them up but I think this new line of flutes offers something most artists seek and that is “Simple Elegance”

Port Orford Cedar with Sapodilla Totem Rail

From time to time I come across a flute project I did for someone else and as I look back on it I get excited about how the flute came out.  One of my favorite woods to work with is Port Orford Cedar which is not easy to get anymore.  But I do have some stashed away for special occasions.

This flute was made for a client in the Cave Creek Arizona area and I really liked how it turned out.  The customer wanted to have a flute that voiced an “A” @ 440Hz.  As most of you know I live in the Yellowstone Basin here in Wyoming so our altitude and weather patterns are quite a bit different than the desert region of Arizona.  Building a flute in Wyoming and shipping to Arizona and hitting the mark for tuning is always a challenge.  All in all I think I was able to get pretty close.

What I like about this flute is the simple elegance it embraced and the mix of the Sapodilla Totem Rails, Cutting Edge inlay and the Maple Mustang fetish it was a really eye appealing flute when finished.  Easy to play and sounded wonderful.  We recorded the sound clip here in Wyoming after it was finished so check out the voice of this flute in the clip below.

Commissioned projects are always fun yet stressful to do.  This flute project was one I really enjoyed.  I would love to work on another project like this one again for a new customer.  Maybe that customer is you?  Let me know what you think of this flute in the comments below.  If you would like to explore a flute for you similar reach out to me.

Port Orford Cedar Native American Style Flute Tuned to A @440Hz

Port Orford Cedar A @440Hz Sound Clip