First, he teaches the craft of cabinetmaking. To do this, he must diligently research the most efficient – and repeatable – methods of cabinet construction within the confines of a small shop environment, while preparing students to work in shops of all sizes. Second, he must understand the needs of potential employers so that he can refine the curriculum and effectively match employers and graduates. As a result, he spends hours each year visiting shops and talking to employers about their strengths and challenges.
During those visits, he saw an urgent need for a robust cabinetmaking design software package, but also recognized that most of the smaller shops couldn’t afford the few options available in the marketplace. Then he discovered Sketchup and met Joe Zeh, who was working on a number of Sketchup plug-ins, including CutList Bridge.
Greg realized that Joe’s work could be readily applied to cabinet construction and an intriguing partnership was born.