Hello and Welcome to my website. My name is Gene Jamtgaard. I started Gene’s Scrolling and Fret Work in 1999 in Nora Springs, Iowa.

What is Fret Work?
Definition of FRET WORK --- A very labor-intensive activity, which produces relaxation, satisfaction and satisfies my own craving for creativity

I bought my first scrollsaw, Delta Milwaukee Homecraft 16”, Rockwell Mfg. (made in 1955 of which I still have), back in the early 1960’s. I scrolled out a couple small projects and did not do any scrolling again until I started Custom Scrolling Only in 1999. I focus mainly on scrolling portraits of people, but you will notice here on my website I also do plaques, desk name plates, scenes in slabs of wood and many other items.

I am a Charter Member of the Scrollsaw Association of the World (S.A.W.). S.A.W. held a Conference in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in April, 2000 where I entered a Lineman Plaque and received a Red Ribbon in the Adult Original Division.

In November, 2004 at a wood workers show held in Des Moines, Iowa, I entered an eight (8) foot cherry slab (1 solid piece) with three (3) wolf scenes scrolled in it. I received a Red Ribbon for that and I also had entered five (5) portraits and received a White Ribbon in the Scrollsaw Division.


Blue Ribbon -

In August 2006 at the Midwest Scrollsaw Trade Show held in Richland Center, WI, I entered a deer scene cut out in a piece of maple burl and received a Blue Ribbon.




Hope you enjoy what you see here on this website. For Custom Orders, please contact me at wdwkr@centurytel.net for further information as some projects are more time consuming than others.


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PO Box 39 • West Plains, MO 65775-0039
Phone: 417-256-4334

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