I've gotten back into casting more, now that I have a good pressure pot (Woodcraft). Trying to replace inventory from two very successful show in the past to weeks so, the pot is getting a workout. For the pen shown below I was not thrilled when viewing the demoulded block of Alumilte (should have taken a picture before it was cut up). Never-the-less I figure all I had to lose was some time so, forward I went. As I drilled the holes my perception started to change as I saw what was what was coming out on the drill bit. Hole was painted and the tubes glued in. Turned the pen about an hour ago and I am quite happy with the result. I'd like to hear what others think. Pen is a Diamond Knurl from EB.