Every once in a while, I try turning a new blank just to see how it looks turned. And, every once in a while, I am just stunned by the beauty of the material discover as I turn and polish it. This is definitely one of those cases. Here is a pen that I created from one of a collection of alumilite blanks that I purchased from the person who made them - Jonathan Brooks, a fellow pen maker (and a very accomplished one at that).
I decided to make a Cigar style pen out of this blank, as the Cigar style is one of the ones that best shows off a beautiful material. The bland initially just looked red with a hint or iridescence, but as I tool the diameter down, I could see some beautiful shapes in the resin's colouring begin to emerge. As I took the pen through the 11-step polishing process, the shapes resolved into breathtaking ruby coloured flames. Yes, this resin is a keeper!
The pen itself is currently fitted with a polished steel silver coloured JoWo Fine nib. But while I prefer the silver coloured nib on this pen, I suspect that the gold - coloured nib would look good too. The pen is c/c fill.
Thanks for looking!