Scott Weaver's family has lived in San Francisco for 3 generations. Scott started building toothpick sculptures in 1968, when he was 8 years old.
“I’ve used Diamonds, Forsters, Ideals, Penleys…Richwoods were the best, back in the nineties. Now I use Diamonds because they're the most accessible for strength, they’re birch still, I think.”
Early structures were abstract and about 2–4 feet tall. Then he built one sculpture that had a ping-pong ball roll through it. In 1974, Scott started a new sculpture and added the Golden Gate Bridge and Lombard Street, which also had a ping-pong ball roll through it. This is what started what is now Rolling Through the Bay. Over the years Scott has worked on Rolling Through the Bay, on-and-off, sometimes not working on it for years at a time, to do other projects and get married to his beautiful wife, Rochelle, and have a wonderful son, Tyler. Scott loves working with toothpicks and hopes to do so for years to come.