Generally speaking, the ones who have time to waste tend to spend it with those who have not: and this explains my presence here! When I could not renovate old furniture any more I had to find myself something to do. Hence, I consulted the Oracle and the answer was: Brushes! And I started making some for myself and some friends. Later made some for a friend who is a soap maker here in Italy, but the trend, evidently, evolved toward something more elaborate I could not make. After a couple of years I took the remaining ones to make myself a few brushes, so, most of the handles are yet to be finished. The name of the 'maker' is due to a joke as I live in a Godforgotten hole in the flat in a slightly bigger Godforgotten hole South of Milan: Villafranca. So the name has been Frenchified into Villefranche! And 'Laboratoires' was, therefore, due! And here we go, with my awful pictures! The Cucciolo. Cucciolo is the Italian for Dopey, the smallest of the Seven Dwarfs and this tall brush, obviously, deserved to be named so. It has a 30 mm Silvertip knot mounted on a 130 mm briar root (walnut) handle. Here the brush caught while resting... The Cucciolino Which means 'Little Cucciolo' and is, actually, of more conventional dimensions. It has a 24 mm Silvertip knot mounted on a Padouk handle. Next comes... The Fridge Named after pro football player of many years ago. But I have seen the nickname has been recycled for other skinny athletes. The one I remember was a short 6 ft black guy: when an opponent smashed with his helmet into his stomach... he barely moved! Quite impressive... And I am celebrating him! It has a 24 mm Silvertip knot mounted on a Tigrano handle. But, as soon as i'll be through with it, it will be crowned with a Finest 2 band knot! Going into space... The LEM I do know it does not look like the original, but it recalled me the shape of something space related... I do not remember now the name of the wood, but, the least i write in English, le less mistakes I do! Do... 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Lather! Next is a cousin of the Cucciolino, but I named it... The Marilyn Guess why! Wish I remembered the name of this wood... For sole relaxing time, I made The Tee The name, to my eyes, came spontaneously! This is my personal one And this in two different woods. Should anyone be thirsty, I can provide The Amphora But can't grant for the wine... But... tempus fugit, and we better measure it: Le Sablier (The Hourglass) The next is one I often use and dedicated to Ayrton Senna The Senna Too hard explaining why it got this name: jus a pun in Italian! And another one in green: made on commission for someone who wanted to enclose a little badge in it and never claimed it! And, bless you, here comes The Bishop inspired by a chess piece Have to go now, but I'll come back. And it's not a promise, but a threat!