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 An Electric Guitar from Oak (part 1 of 9)

Following my fairly successful ukelele build recently, I decided up the stakes a bit and have a go at building an electric guitar.  I’d never built a guitar before.

I would start by making the neck.  I used oak which came from some salvaged hat and coat stands – I had to cut them to length, thickness plane them and then laminate two pieces together to give me a workpiece which was the right size.  Then I could mark up where the headstock and nut would be, and also where the neck would meet the body.

Making A Cross Cut Sled for the Tablesaw

In this video I make a cross cut sled for my tablesaw and test it out using the 5 cut method

Making A Simple Birdhouse

In this video I make a simple birdhouse for my garden from salvaged wood

Making An End Grain Chopping Board / Butchers Block From Salvaged Oak

In this video I make a chopping board from some salvaged oak hat and coat stands

Hedgehog House Update & Coming Soon...

A quick update about the hedgehog house and what is coming soon to the channel

Making A Ukelele - the entire build (Quick Version!)

This is a 15 minute video featuring the entire ukelele build in high speed with no talking.  If you'd like more detail, please check out the full 6 part series.  

Free plans can be found on the Resources page of my website.

Making A Ukelele (part 6 of 6)

In this video I finish the ukelele build, play a bit of Stiarway To Heaven and talk about my final thoughts on the project.

Making A Ukelele (part 5 of 6)

In this video I glue on the bridge, finish gluing up the body, string up the ukelele for the first time and do some sanding ready for finish

Making A Ukelele (part 4 of 6)

In this video I make a fretboard for the ukelele

Making A Ukelele (part 3 of 6)

In this video, I make the headstock, neckblock and I bend the sides using an unusual method

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