Official Release #104. All Master Recordings Produced By Frank Zappa. The Crux Of The Biscuit was created in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of Frank Zappa's 1974 album Apostrophe('). As part of the ongoing Project/Object Audio Documentary Series, it contains rare alternate mixes, live performances & studio session outtakes. This release celebrates the creation of a truly iconic record that reached the Top Ten in the Billboard Chart and earned FZ an RIAA Gold Record Award.
Frank Klausz demonstrates building a knock down plywood bookcase using biscuit joinery, from raw stock, through edge banding, to finishing. His use of the biscuit jointer will be refreshingly new if you've only seen how Norm uses it. The design is simple and efficient, yielding one bookcase with 4 shelves from a single sheet of 3/4" plywood and a 1/4" back sheet. You'll need additional material for two more shelves to finish out the project. The knock down construction, using biscuits to aid alignment is a nice feature and an uncomplicated enhancement. The contruction and techniques demonstrated are easily applied to cabinets and carcases in general, which he also discusses briefly.
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City of Hope is a portrait of a typical middle-sized American city of the present day. The crux of the story is an old apartment block which stands in the way of a major commercial development. Joe Rinaldi is the building contractor who owns the buildings, and is being pressured to torch them to permit the development to occur. His estranged son, Nick, soon becomes a pawn in the power politics of the city. Corrupt Mayor Baci and policeman O'Brien are determined to push the development, while idealistic city councilman Wynn soon finds himself torn between what he knows is right and what his black constituents want.