Rag 'n' Bone Brown is an online video channel documenting woodworking, restoration, DIY and upcycling projects using mainly salvaged wood and reclaimed materials by Keith Brown, Maker Of Things. Videos range from build projects like furniture builds and restorations, workshop projects, home & garden & pet projects to vlogs, tool reviews and influencer interviews. Based in Norwich in the UK, the channel began in 2015 on YouTube.

Making A Desk For My Fiancé #AD

In this video I'm working on a DIY custom desk project for my fiancé Ria, which will act as both a "work" desk and a dressing table all in one. Since recently becoming a permanent homeworker, Ria needed a nice desk to work from. She had quite a specific idea about what she wanted, and how it would look - and wanted to incorporate some solid wood to make it less "officey" and give it more of a homely "furniture" feel, so I used some solid beech for the frame and drawer fronts, and made the rest from Medite SMARTPLY's moisture resistant MDF. There were a few challenges along the way!

Getting Started With Paint Spraying - New Air Compressor & Spray Gun

In this video I get started with spraying paint (although in future I'll mostly be using my new set up for spraying varnishes / clear coats).

My Choosing An Air Compressor Video: https://youtu.be/UCX4jVy35Wg

0:00 Intro
0:15 New Air Compressor
3:05 New Spray Gun
4:23 Painting A Door
8:42 Overspray
10:16 Compressor Performance
10:45 Spray Gun Performance
10:58 Clean Up
11:44 Why I Wanted To Start Spraying

Gardening Tools - Repair & Restoration

In this video I do some garden tool restoration and repairs in order to get a set of functioning tools I can use to cut down some trees, bushes and shrubbery so that we can extend our lawn.    Featuring a pair of vintage Carl Kammerling shears, a spade / shovel, a fork plus some super hot winter gardening action!

Which Air Compressor? Comparing ABAC, Bambi, Clarke, Hyundai, Orazio, Scheppach, SIP and Swan

In this video I choose a new air compressor by comparing specs and reviews in order to determine which is best for my needs.  My critera was as follows: small in size, reliable and good quality, quiet running motor, good airflow (as high CFM as possible) and with a budget of around £250.

Perfect, Easy Finger Joints - Table Saw Jig (no dado)

In this video I make a simple jig for creating perfect finger joints or box joints via an easy to make table saw jig.

Free plans available here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/46648425

6mm grooving blade: https://amzn.to/2N4MnSl (UK) please note, this fits my table saw which has a 30mm arbour bore - adapter rings and other blade sizes are available too

Bathroom Built In Cabinet (Part 3 of 3)

In this video I finish working on the bathroom built in cabinet by making a couple of birch plywood doors to hide our hot water tank and make a floor threshold. 

Part 1: https://youtu.be/xfk54N-VFkw
Part 2: https://youtu.be/T7EkHLoqXvc

Hinges: https://amzn.to/38TEuHT (UK) https://amzn.to/39K9Lw3 (USA)

Birch Plywood Bathroom Shelving (Part 2 of 3)

In this video I make a birch plywood shelving unit to sit behind the mirror doors of our bathroom cabinet.  I cut housing grooves (dados) and rebates (rabbets) for the joinery using the table saw.

Grooving blade: https://amzn.to/2N4MnSl (UK) please note, this fits my table saw which has a 30mm arbour bore - adapter rings and other blade sizes are available too

Built In Bathroom Cabinet (Part 1 of 3)

In this video I start on a new project to build a built in, floor to ceiling bathroom cabinet as part of our bathroom renovation in our 1930s bungalow.  There was an old cabinet here with mirror doors and I wanted to give the cabinet more depth for additional storage space and also improve it aesthetically, as it was a real eye sore!  I use construction timber and birch plywood for the face frame.

Making A Balance Board

In this video I make a balance board.. Also known as a wobbel board / wobble board I think?  Using thin plywood and bent lamination.  This is a great toddler / small child gift idea - I wasn't sure I really understood the idea until I saw my neice playing with it and then it all made sense! A great way for little ones to be able to learn balance and coordination skills, and it can be used either way up!  A great toy - kids love it.

Headphone stand video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrSxv90Np04

Vlog 13 - Quitting My Job, New Projects, Recommended Viewing, Tool Talk & Milwaukee Giveaway!

Welcome to Vlog 13

0:22 What's new
3:52 Recommended Viewing
6:35 Tool Talk
9:35 Milwaukee Giveaway

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