It was about one year ago this week that Peyton and I were in Aspen Colorado, one of our favorite towns to hang out in. I had the great pleasure to deliver this Commissioned Fluteto one of my favorite people who works and lives in the Aspen area. In fact this is one of two flutes that I made for customers in Aspen that we delivered during our visit just a year ago.
Crafted from Alaskan Yellow Cedar this flute featured Sapodilla Totem Rails and a Mustang fetish also crafted from a piece of Sapodilla. For this project I crafted a handmade cabochon made from a remnant piece of Catlinite (Sacred Pipestone) that came from a pipe project I had been working on. Hand shaped and finished to a statin sheen this stone was finally bezel set in Sterling Silver and then inlaid into the body of the flute.
The stands are both functional and simplistic in design. For this project these stand cradles were also made from Alaskan Yellow Cedar. The bottom of each stand has a felt pad to protect stand and surface they are set on and the cradle area also has felt padding to help protect the flute itself. These are very cool little stands that you can set on any surface for display without having to do any mounting.
This was a beautiful sounding flute tuned in the key of D# because of its larger bore. The long aesthetics of my hand crafted flute designs make for wonderful functional art displays while also possessing the soft wonderful voice that an Alaskan Yellow Cedar crafted flute delivers. The owner of this new flute now has it mounted in a place of honor in his home and is one of our favorite people to visit when we travel to this part of Colorado.
Yes, Aspen Colorado holds a special place in our hearts and we always enjoy our time there. As we get ready to travel this weekend we are looking forward to some awesome Fall weather and of coarse, a few places to eat or two….
We have been working in our shop on some new ideas. We love making our JHT Kitchen products and here is a new addition to our line. This tabletop charcuterie board is a awesome addition to your next dining experience. Available in 3 sizes this easy to handle board is a great way to share your special treats at your next formal gathering.
Crafted from Alaskan Yellow Cedar, Black Walnut accents and made right here in our shop in Wyoming. Alaskan Yellow Cedar is great around wet environments and each board comes finished with a food grade concoction of mineral oil, bees wax and other preservative ingredients.
Available in 3 Sizes
Dimensions: 1 1/4″ x 10″ x 24″ – $225 Dimensions: 1 1/4″ x 12″ x 30″ – $245 Dimensions: 1 1/4″ x 12″ x 36″ – $265
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to order
Butcher Block Conditioner
Butcher Block Conditioner is a combination of pure USP grade mineral oil, beeswax, and carnauba wax. It is ideal for conditioning and maintaining all wooden butcher blocks, cutting boards, wooden bowls, and utensils. The penetrating quality of food-grade mineral oil along with the water-resistant traits of beeswax and carnauba wax helps to rejuvenate the wood and prevent drying.
Butcher Block Conditioner is a revitalizing blend of genuine beeswax, Brazilian carnauba wax (hardest natural wax available), and pure USP Food Grade Mineral Oil that is tasteless, odorless, and will never go rancid
Ideal for conditioning and maintaining all wooden butcher blocks, cutting boards, wooden bowls, and utensils
The penetrating quality of food-grade mineral oil along with the water-resistant traits of beeswax and carnauba wax helps to rejuvenate the wood, prevent drying, and even repair knife marks in the wood
Regular use of the Conditioner helps season and protect the wood by keeping the mineral oil in and the moisture out
The mineral oil used in Butcher Block Conditioner exceeds U.S. FDA regulations for direct and indirect contact with food
Can be used on butcher block countertops to achieve a natural-looking satin wax finish
Simple yet elegant six hole Port Orford Cedar flute. Hand crafted and voice by Wyoming flute artist Timothy Jennings. True Old Growth Port Orford Cedar continues to be rare and hard to find. We currently have a fairly nice stock of this lumber if a flute such as this interests you.
This is a 1″ inch bore flute with a longer Slow Air Chamber and block giving this flute an overall longer aesthetic. Both Totem Rails and the Totem (fetish) were 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 this was a very nice commissioned flute.
If you would like to inquire about a flute like this being made for you please reach out to Tim Jennings via email (email@example.com) or give him a call (307) 690-0427.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 “firstname.lastname@example.org”. It’s going to be a very nice flute.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.