and Welcome to my website. My
name is Gene Jamtgaard. I started Gene’s Scrolling and Fret
Work in 1999 in Nora Springs, Iowa.
is Fret Work?
Definition of FRET WORK --- A very labor-intensive activity, which
produces relaxation, satisfaction and satisfies my own craving for
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.
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.
SEE WHAT I SAW
Hope you enjoy what you see here on this website. For Custom Orders,
please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
for further information as some projects are more
time consuming than others.