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 Cat Sofa (or Small Dog Sofa!)

In this video I design and build a mid century modern style cat sofa, although it could be used by small dogs or perhaps other pets (ferrets maybe?).  These make for a great cat bed or dog bed for your furry friends!
 
#woodworking #cats #midcenturymodern
 
Thanks for watching! 
 

Making The Mitre Saw Station (PART 2)

In this video I begin making a new mitre station in the workshop.  It will have some of the usual features and some unusual ones too, including a passive dust collection drawer, t track, measuring tape and stop block, mitre saw hood and dust shrouds. Plus, it will also create space for some of my other machines like the belt and disc sander, planer thicknesser, drill press, and grinder.
 
Adjustable feet: https://amzn.to/2nVvFbT (UK)

Making The Mitre Saw Station (PART 1)

In this video I begin making a new mitre station in the workshop.  It will have some of the usual features and some unusual ones too, including a passive dust collection drawer, t track, measuring tape and stop block, mitre saw hood and dust shrouds. Plus, it will also create space for some of my other machines like the belt and disc sander, planer thicknesser, drill press, and grinder.
 
Adjustable feet: https://amzn.to/2nVvFbT (UK)

Why I Changed My Mitre Saw - HiKOKI / Metabo HPT C3610 DRA Review

In this video I talk about why I changed my mitre saw from the Axminster White to the HiKOKI / Metabo HPT 36v cordless mitre saw model C3610DRA.  I compare both saws in this video, and review the features, plus what I like and dislike about each of them.
 
Skill Builder video about the HiKOKI saw, Robin Clevitt : https://youtu.be/txC0qSouDXQ

Making New Vice Jaws

In this video I make some new jaws for a Record 52 1/2 P Vice which I cleaned up and restored in a recent video.  The jaws have some built in dog holes so that I can use it in conjunction with my new MFT workbench top. I used sapele for this one as it's a hardwood so it should be durable enough to last a few years of use and abuse.
 
Assembly Table & Vice Restoration video: https://youtu.be/uR3jjy5KYv8

Making An MFT Top - No CNC, No Guide Jigs

In this video I make a MFT top for my new workbench / assembly table for use with bench dogs, fences and accessories without the use of a CNC or any expensive guide jig systems.  Instead, I just use my usual workshop tools and a hand made jig to layout and drill the holes accurately.   Consider it a poor man's MFT table for those who don't have the money for a Festool table or one of the fancy guide jig systems like the UJK Teechnology Parf Guide System.
 

Assembly / Workbench Table - Plus Vice Restoration

In this video I make the base for my new workshop workbench / assembly / work table.  To be honest I'm not sure what to call it yet, but it's definitely going to get used for cutting sheet materials down to size and for assemblies, and I've decided to make an MFT top for it to maximise it's usefulness!  I also restore and fit a Record 52 1/2 P vice which I bought secondhand, and add some castors.
 
Plans and cut lists available at the Etsy link (see below)
 

How To Make Heavy Duty Brackets - Great For Wood/Timber Storage

In this video I show how I make some super strong DIY heavy duty brackets using scrap wood which I'm going to be using for wood / lumber / timber storage. And then I hang from them, naturally.  I weigh about 82kg by the way!

Timber Storage Rack & Finding Space For All My Wood!

In this video I install a twin slot shelving system and find storage solutions for the rest of my wood (or lumber!) collection.  
 
The components that I bought are available at the below links
 
Brackets:
10 pack of 610mm brackets https://amzn.to/32CM9nZ (UK)

Before & After Insulating My Garage - Sound Proofing Results. Plus Insulating The Internal Walls

In this video I compare the sound levels before and after adding insulation to my garage.  I added an insulated ceiling, build a stud wall in front of the roller garage door, and in this video I also frame and insulate the internal walls in an attempt at sound proofing treatment to stop noise coming in from the nearby busy road and limit the sound of my machines for the sake of my neighbours.  Plus it should be more thermally efficient - keeping the warm air inside in the winter months and the cool air inside in the summer months.

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