A few years after dropping out of college, John Reed Fox was working as an auto mechanic in Boston and spending his lunch hours browsing in a bookstore. That’s where he stumbled across James Krenov’s A Cabinetmaker’s Notebook. Krenov’s book “lit the fuse,” Fox says, and before long he had begun building furniture in his own distinctive style, with undertones of Krenov, Arts and Crafts furniture, and Japanese architecture.

From Fine Woodworking #226