Vlog featuring workshop news, baby news, channel changes, an update on the 3M Xtract sander, recommended viewing and more!

Low Cost Solution // LAYING PAVING SLABS

I wanted to make use of some dead space behind my workshop, and decided to add some paving slabs here but I need to do it on a tight budget!

Under £50! - Garden Bench // PLANS AVAILABLE

Build your own garden bench using roof battens for under £50 / $60 - amazing value, and best of all you only need a very limited selection of tools to build this.

Buy plans here: https://keith-brown-shop.fourthwall.com/products/garden-bench-seat-made-... or here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/1478739382/garden-bench-seat-made-of-bat...

Furniture For Someone Special

I found some nice teak veneered drawers with brass handles up in the attic and in this video I'll use them to make a piece of furniture - a nice mid century modern style chest of drawers - for someone special.

A CLEAR WINNER! / Mirka DEROS Vs 3M Xtract

UPDATE - PLEASE READ: Following some comments suggesting that the vibration on the 3M could be due to the pad saver, I have responded to this via an Instagram story here : https://www.instagram.com/stories/ragnbonebrown/3151964799280130289/

Here are some links to my previous videos about the Mirka DEROS:

When my Mirka DEROS sander broke (Jan 2020) https://youtu.be/WNPD_6-Gdmw

We Had An Accident!! // DIY Bricklaying

Should a DIYer attempt bricklaying, or get the professionals in? In this video, we will find out! We accidentally destroyed our garden wall recently, and now we need to repair it... So let's try some bricklaying!


Building a cat adventure playground for Mickie and Hazel, so our indoor cats can get some fresh air, sunshine, and have some fun playing in the catio / cat enclosure!

Building The Catio - The Walls: https://youtu.be/BidNvek8OpA
Building The Catio - The Roof: https://youtu.be/5N7zZ7mVB_o

Cat Grass Seed: https://amzn.to/45jIVaf (Amazon UK) https://geni.us/jqjI75 (Amazon US)

HAND CUT DOVETAILS // Pallet Wood Project

Is it worth cutting dovetails on pallet wood? I think it kind of depends how nice the wood is. But even when the wood is nice there will still be some typical pallet wood related problems to overcome!

The #workshopbanterchallenge is running until 8th July 2023. More information can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YicZSUsgQ4w or here: https://www.workshopbanter.com/workshop-banter-pallet-challenge

Exciting News / Some AMAZING New Tools!

The Workshop Banter Challenge Podcast Episode: https://youtu.be/YicZSUsgQ4w
Pallet Safety: https://www.1001pallets.com/pallet-safety/

Should A DIYer Fit Windows?

Our hardwood windows were falling to bits, so in this video we need to install some replacement windows but we're on a tight budget (as always!). But should a DIYer attempt window fitting? There are many things to consider, as I'll cover in this video!