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.

Evolution Rage 3 Sliding Compound Mitre Saw and Mitre Stand Review

Evolution Tools got in touch and sent me their Rage 3 compound sliding mitre saw and stand to try out.  It had some great features that I really enjoyed, such as the ability of the blade to cut through metal, and the depth adjustment which is great for cutting dado housing joints.  The saw cuts very cleanly and is well built.  The sliding arm has very little side to side play in it so it cuts very accurately.  For an inexpensive saw I was really impressed.

In this video I unbox it, talk about the features of the saw and compare it with my other mitre saw the Axminster White.

Making A Workbench Out Of Salvaged Things (part 2 of 2)

In this video I make a worktop for the bench from some 1" thick salvaged plywood which came from some industrial packaging, 

Then I re-fit my Redada Number 2 vise using a spare block between it and the worktop.  

I fitted some drawer handles to the set of drawers that didn't already have them.  

Then I fitted some pieces of pine to trim the worktop and the frame to cover the plywood edges and tidy up the look.  

Finally I applied a few coats of varnish and show you what I've got stored in my new drawers

 

Making A Workbench Out Of Salvaged Things (part 1 of 2)

In this video I start making a new workbench for my workshop using salvaged materials.  

I used three sets of drawers salvaged from an office clearance, some salvaged plywood donated to me by a friend, and some parts from my old workbench.  

I began by making a large 3/4 inch plywood box to accommodate the three sets of drawers and added a piece at the back to keep it rigid and square.  

I added the legs from my old workbench to this one, as I wanted the new workbench to be the same height so there was really no need to make them again.  

Making A Parquet Coffee Table Using Salvaged Oak (part 2 of 2)

In this video I make a frame for the parquet coffee table top that I made in a previous video using some reclaimed oak hat and coat stands that I salvaged from a local office clearance.  

I first cut the stretchers for the frame to about 12mm thick on the tablesaw.    

Then I cut the legs to length on the mitre saw, and ripped the faces off on the tablesaw to get rid of the routed edges.  

I used a tapering jig to cut a slight taper on the legs using the tablesaw.  

Making A Parquet Coffee Table Using Salvaged Oak (part 1 of 2)

I wanted to find a use for lots of short pieces of oak.  These were the feet of some salvaged oak hat and coat stands that I reclaimed from a local office clearance.  

I cut the tapered angle off these pieces on the bandsaw, and then cut the remaining pieces in half which gave me lots of material to use in a parquet design for the table top.  

I planed them all to a consistent size on the thickness planer.  

Then I glued them to a scrap piece of chipboard using woodglue.  

Making Some Hardwood Drinks Coasters

I had lots of offcuts of sapele, oak and teak from the recent dining table build.  They were cluttering up the workshop so I wanted to put them to good use.  

I used the thickness planer to get all of the pieces to a consistent size and to ensure they were all flat.  Then I glued and clamped the pieces together with wood glue.  

When the glue had set, I used a handplane to flatten the laminated workpiece.  

Q&A - Your Questions Answered

In this video I answer your questions.....

5 Small Workshop Tips

Five tips for making the most of the space in a small workshop

Making A Vinyl Display Unit

In this video I make a vinyl / record display unit in a mid century modern / vintage style for a friend.  

The unit is made of 3/4 inch plywood that I bought at my local reclamation yard specifically for this build.  The whole unit can be made with only one half of a full standard sheet of plywood.  

I cut some dado housing joints to accommodate the bottom shelf to give it plenty of strength.  

It was assembled with wood glue and brad nails, and finished with Rustic Pine Briwax.  

The hairpin legs were purchased on eBay and they were simply screwed on.  

Hexagon Cat House - pallet wood project

I had lots of small offcuts of pallet wood left over from the pallet wood shed build that I wanted to find a use for;  

I came up with a design for a cat house / bed that was hexagon shaped.  I cut all the pieces to make the walls of the house to length, cutting a 30 degree angle on each end to form the hexagon shape.  

I used a block plane to put a bevel on each piece, as I thought this would make it look nicer.  Then I glued up the hexagon pieces in individual layers, using upright pieces to support the structure and brad nails to hold everything together.  

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