Once in a while I get an acrylic that is relatively translucent, and as I finish off the pen, I wonder how it would look with the inside polished. Well, here was a great opportunity to experiment with that. I had an order for a Cigar pen using this 'Cool Mint Water' acrylic, which I have ever used before, largely because it is not just translucent, but actually quite transparent. After talking with Renée Meeks (Scriptorium Pens), a fellow pen maker (with a much cooler website than mine) who has really done a stellar job of mastering the technique of polishing the inside of these transparent blanks, I decided to bite the bullet and give it a go.
I must say that I am reasonably happy with the result, though I am looking forward to practicing it a bit more to work out a few kinks.
The pen is posing here with a polished steel nib in the first two pics, and with a two-tone steel nib in the second last. The converter can also be seen in the barrel.
Thanks for looking! Thoughts and comments welcome.