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.
Nigel Slater takes us on a nostalgic, funny and heart-warming journey back in time - through the biscuit tins of mum and dad, the doilies and saucers of aunties and grannies, the lunch boxes of friends and siblings. Nigel charts the origins of the humble biscuit, from its vital contribution to Britain's nautical dominance of the globe, through to the biscuit tin becoming that most ubiquitous of household items. He explores the history of our most famous brands, uncovering the Georgian and Quaker origins of the biscuits we love and eat today, meeting eccentric biscuit anoraks who have dedicated their lives to a love of these simple baked treats and meeting scientists who squash, dunk and ignite biscuits for research purposes. Nigel recalls the biscuits he found in his lunch box, the ones he cherished and the ones that would shape his formative years. He asks why it is, that of all the treats we indulge in on a regular basis, the biscuit has become such a dependable culinary companion. What makes Britain a nation of ardent biscuit eaters like no other in the world, with a £2.3 billion industry to match?
Recorded at Boston's Paradise Theatre in 1983, King Biscuit Flower Hour is a typically passionate performance by the Alarm, which was broadcast on the titular syndicated radio program. The band's performances strike a nice balance between tight professionalism and raw vigor, and their commitment to the material is total (if unsubtle), making this an exciting listen for devoted fans.