I'm now all set up to do casting in alumilite. The last several pens I have made have been from colors I cast myself. It really is pretty addicting to do. If you are thinking about ordering a custom pen keep in mind that you can tell me the color you want as well as the design you want. I am also able to do some custom grinds. If you would like your pen ground to a cursive italic or needlepoint, I am able to do that for an additional $30. I am hoping to also add oblique grinds in the future. I am still working on getting good at them :). Right now my queue to have a pen made stands at a little less than 2 weeks. If you are in the mood for a custom pen and don't want to wait for 6 months or a year let me know.
Stay tuned for pictures of my Christmas present to myself. I just ordered a Pelikan M800 nib that I intend to build myself and everyday carry pen around. I will post pictures once I start work on it.