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.

WORKSHOP TOUR 2019 - Rag 'n' Bone Brown UK

Welcome to my first ever Workshop Tour! I'll be leaving this workshop soon, and as I've been working in it for four years now it's time to show you around my workspace. It's a small UK woodworking workshop (4.1m x 2.7m internally) but with some big-ish machines like the DeWalt DW745 table saw, Axminster White Mitre Saw, Charnwood B350 Bandsaw and Elektra Beckum HC260 planer thicknesser and more. A tour of my workshop extension and garage will follow this video.

Restoring A Vintage Oak Cutlery Box

In this video I restore a vintage viners oak cutlery box. There were a few heat marks and water stains to remove from the lid using oxalic acid, I then re-finish with walnut stain to restore the colour and then use my handmade oil wax. The brass hardware needed cleaning up, and I also fit new felt to tidy up the inside. There was also a small repair to the bottom trim for which I use epoxy.

How Strong Are DOWELS vs DOMINOS vs BISCUITS? Strength Test

In this video I test the strength of dowels, dominos and biscuits.  This is a follow up to my "do biscuits add strength to a glue joint?" video  which you can find here: http://bit.ly/biscuitjoint
I got a lot of feedback asking me to test dowels too, and now that I have a Festool Domino it's time to test them all out!  I also test the wood glue on it's own.  
How strong are dowels vs biscuits vs dominos?  Let's find out!
Thanks for watching! 

Making A Cat Bed Cabinet / HiKOKI Limited Tools Challenge

In this video HiKOKI challenge me to make a project with limited tools. To make it a little more interesting I decided not to use my workshop either! I make some cat bed cabinets, but they can also be used as bedside tables / night stands, vinyl cabinets to store records or for book storage. The cabinet has an oak top made from salvaged oak worktop, legs made of salvaged hat and coat stands and a carcass made of 18mm hardwood plywood.

How To Make A Ladder Style Mid Century Shelving Unit

In this video I make a ladder style book shelf design for my brother. The shelves are made of walnut veneerd ply, and the uprights and rails are made from 2 by 2 spruce / pine painted black in a mid century modern style. Plans & cut list for this project are available on my Etsy or free to my patrons on Patreon (see links below)

Making Some Bedside Drawer Box Shelves

In this video I make some drawer box style wall mounted bedside shelves to match a bedside table / nightstand that I made in a previous video for an Etsy customer.


VLOG 9 - Work In Progress / A New Workshop / Tool Talk (Makita/HiKOKI/Yeskamo)

Vlog number 9 - in this one I talk about what I'm working on including a ladder style shelving unit, drawer box shelves and beech chopping boards, moving in to a new workshop in the near future, and tool talk featuring Makita DSP600 Plunge Saw, HiKOKI M8V2 Plunge Router, Dell XPS 15 laptop and Yeskamo security cameras


Making A Custom Mixing Board Case

In this video I make a mixing board case for an Alice 828 mixing board for my friend Jason at The Crunch Recording Studio in Badersfield, Norfolk. In this one I use some sapele veneered particleboard and make the edge banding from solid sapele and I make a wrist rest using some foam and faux leather.

How To Price Your Work - UK Woodworking

How to price your work as a maker! In this video I talk about my method for pricing woodworking for both woodwork commissions (like bespoke furniture etc) and the items I make for sale on Etsy etc.

Here's how I figure out what to charge!

Mid Century Bookcase Cabinet - Extreme Makeover Before & After Part 2 of 2

In part 2 of converting the teak veneered mid century modern bookcase cabinet, I make and fit a leg assembly for the base of the unit, make and fit the cabinet doors using some euro hinges, remove water stains using oxalic acid, re finish the parts that needed tidying up, and cut the shelves to length - and that's it done!