Scott Wynn is a third-generation woodworker born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. Scott has been designing and building furniture professionally since 1976, maintaining a workshop in San Francisco, specializing in limited production, one-of-a-kind, and commissioned work. He is also a licensed and practicing Architect and uses the shop to produce furniture and installations for his architectural designs. His experience ranges from traditional furniture styles to contemporary designs that incorporate features of Danish Modern, Japanese and Chinese construction and style. His skills include veneering, carving, turning, creating metal hardware, restoration of both furniture and historic buildings, millwork, cabinetry, and finish carpentry. Scott is keenly interested in historical appropriate technologies, and has studied, and uses, traditional hand tools extensively in his work. He has written five books on hand planes: The Woodworkers Guide to Handplanes, a Comparative Compendium Guide of all the Styles of Handplanes: Getting Started with Handplanes: Discovering Japanese Handplanes: Traditional Wooden Handplanes and Classic Handplanes and Joinery. Scott has written for, and been featured in Fine Woodworking, Fine Homebuilding, Woodwork, and Quercus magazines. He has taught for the Kezurou-kai organization on Japanese tools, and has lectured, taught and demonstrated extensively in the Bay Area for the last 25 years.

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