While not a timber framer, Grigg has been in, around, and involved with the Guild for most of his life: he attended his first conference in 1996 and has missed very few since. As a machinist, he works with his hands and excels at solving problems but says he prefers materials “more dimensionally stable than wood.”
Grigg’s primary involvement with the timber framing community and the Guild has been community service projects and workshops, such as picnic shelters for parks, facilities for an organization supporting survivors of domestic and sexual violence, and outdoor classrooms for local schools. His family has been organizing, hosting, and participating in these educational timber frame efforts since 1997.
His “day job” includes making timber carts at his small business, Precise Solutions, for more than a decade. There, he enjoys helping solve problems with simple yet clever solutions. In his spare time, he enjoys learning about, working on, and using old mechanical stuff, from antique trucks (and road trips in them) to antique engines and machinery.
Grigg brings historical knowledge of the Guild; a thoughtful, logical, approach to problem-solving and planning; extensive experience in community building workshops where education, the participant’s experience, and community building are equally important.