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Construction Upgrades

New Journey Begins

Upgrade your Commissioned flute or add accents to one of our already crafted flutes. Most of my customers who buy a flute from our shop would prefer something a little more unique than just a nice flute. For some just adding a small leather accent is enough while others request something more individualized that holds a special meaning to them.

Custom Made Award Winning Alaskan Yellow Cedar Flute. Acrylic Black with Maple Totem and Totem Rails.

Hand Made Cabochons

On of my favorite accent to add to a custom flute is a hand crafted cabochon. Personally I like the looks of a bezel set piece as it helps both define the edges of the stone selected as well as helping the cabochon pop off the flute. No two flutes or cabochons are the same and each one is handcrafted individually in our shop right here in Wyoming.

Some of our favorite stones to work with are Picture Jasper, Wyoming Black Jade, Wyoming Harvested Elk Antler, Hand quarried Sacred Catlinite (Pipestone) and other unique stones we come across. These stones can be bezel set in Sterling Silver and then set into the flute or if preferred no bezel at all.

Sacred Pipestone Cabochon with Sterling Silver Bezel
Alaskan Yellow Cedar flute with Sapodilla Totem rails. Bezel Set Pipestone Cabochon, Custom Made Pipestone Mouthpiece and inlayed pipestone band along foot of the flute. Custom made Maple Eagle totem with
Commission Black Walnut flute with Leather Accents, Pipestone Bead, Maple Totem and Rails, Bison Leather Accents

These are just some of the images of flutes with cabochons and some of the Cabochons themselves. Accents in addition to the inlaid cabs are hand mades beads, stands and Bison leather accents. Customizing a flute for just you is a very special journey. The satisfaction of owning a one of a kind Jackson Hole Tim Flute, one that plays beautifully and at the same time becomes a beautiful accent piece to your home or office decor is a journey worth taking.

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.

Sacred Soul Pendant

Crafted from hand quarried  Sacred Minnesota Catlinite stone (Sacred Pipe Stone). Handmade by Wyoming Artist Timothy N. Jennings.  This Wyoming Soul Pendant was crafted from a single piece of Sacred Catlinite Stone.

Like most of our Catlinite jewelry this pendent was crafted from the remnants from one of Tim’s past pipe commissions.  Tim never throws any of the stone remnants out and instead re-purposes them into pendants, cabochons, beads and other jewelry items.

Blessed at the Base of the Tetons

The Native American Communities have long considered this stone to be sacred to their people.  Used for generations by many of the First Nations People, this hand quarried stone has been used for centuries in the crafting of personal and ceremonial pipes as well as other personal items.  This handmade pendant like all of the pipestone Tim receives has been blessed at the base of the Teton Range here in the Yellowstone Basin of Wyoming.

More than a Pendant

The genesis of this piece came while shaping an earlier cabochon that was later bezel set in sterling silver and inlaid into one of Tim’s flute commissions. Tim found himself handling a flattened piece of stone and as he sat contemplating his next step of the project Tim was working on he found himself holding this flatten stone in his hand and rubbing it between his fingers more and more.

“The strange thing was the more I held the stone in my hand the more relaxed I seemed to be.  This has happened many times and in fact I had kept this flat stone on my desk and from time to time I would pick it up and rub the stone while thinking about the task before me.”

Artist Timothy N Jennings

The First Nations People have long known that there was power within the stone.  It has been demonstrated by the use of this stone for some of their most sacred ceremonial gatherings.  As a pipe maker mentored many years ago by an Assiniboine Elder from Montana, Tim learned to respect this unusual stone used by so many for so long.  Could there be more to it than just stories past down by many who came before us?

Wyoming Soul Stone Pendent

Tim made the first necklace or pendant for one of his children and since Tim still has his piece of flatten stone on his desk and he still picks it up regularly.  Tim created this Wyoming Soul Stone to share with those who might appreciate the power within.  When wearing this necklace simply reach up and rub the Soul Stone between your fingers.  Feel the power of Mother Earth and accept the Blessings received from one of the most powerful places on earth… The Great Yellowstone Basin and the Teton Range.

The Pendant

The flatten stone is hand set onto a solid sterling silver backing and a sterling silver loop.  The necklace is braided leather that features a sterling silver lobster clasp.  Each Soul Pendant is handmade and no two are alike.  This Soul Pendent is available now for purchase and ready to ship.  The more you rub your stone the more the natural patina will shine.  And maybe… just maybe some of your worries or inspirations will leave or rise from the ashes within…

Available for Commission – choose the type of necklace for your Soul Pendent.  Leather, Silver, Gold… you choose.

$285.00 Plus Shipping

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

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.

5 Hole Acrylic Red Flute

AVAILABLE NOW!

Just completed this flute is a 5 hole Native American style flute crafted from Old Growth Alaskan Yellow Cedar finished in Acrylic Red with a high gloss.

Tuned to G @432 Hz and features a 7/8″ flute bore.  Hole placement is like most of our flute comfortable for most peoples hand size.  Totem and totem rails are crafted from Maple.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO…

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…

3 New Flutes Under Construction

Available to Reserve Now

This past year I had the opportunity to build several flutes that were painted with acrylics and finished with a high gloss lacquer.  These flutes were the first time I actually painted a flute rather than finishing it in its natural wood tones.  To say the least these were a hit with customers.  All of the flutes I made and finished with acrylic colors were crafted from Old Growth Alaskan Yellow Cedar.  Yellow Cedar makes a beautifully tones flute and the extremely tight grain of the wood makes it perfect to paint and finish.

Gloss Black! Alaskan Yellow Cedar Flute with Maple Totem and Rails. Custom Elk Cabochon

I have just started 3 new flutes with  7/8″  and 1 1/8″ bore, maple totem rails and the popular Mustang Fetish also crafted from maple.  One is Black (1 1/8″ bore) , one Orange and one Red (both 7/8″ bores).  These three colors where the most popular of the flutes  I made last  year that were painted.   I plan to add other colors later this summer after these are done.

Big Red! Alaskan Yellow Cedar Flute with Maple Totem and Rails

If you are looking for a new flute that is not only beautiful to look at but sound wonderful and easy to play consider reserving one of these flutes to call you own.  Price point is $245.00  per flute for the 7/8″ bores and $285 for the black 1 1/8″ bore flute plus shipping which typically runs around $18.00.  Each flute ships with a protective bag.

Just Orange! Alaskan Yellow Cedar Flute with Maple Totem and Rails

If you would like to more information on any of these flutes under construction reach out to me by phone (307) 690-0427 or email me at “sales@jacksonholetim.com”.