Nice pen Plastyk,
What do you use when you cast your blanks? Sounds interesting. One of the guy in our club turns a lot of pens. He did one as part of the demo at our last meeting. He made the blank out of a piece of denim. He used CA glue to glue it to the tube and then wrapped it around three times, saturating it with glue at the same time. It turned out pretty neat. He said he actually tried to glue up a handful of dryer lint, but it didn't stick. I told him it's probably due to the fabric softener. He's going to try it again with some fab.soft. free lint. Pen turners can be a little wierd.