Oh man... these acrylics... such beautiful pens... if I wanted to have one of these made, what would I need to do?
Are there particular materials that wont work such as lucite or kirinite?
2. Choose Pen design?
3. Buy my own ebonite/acrylic?
4. Ship him the ebonite and acrylic?
6. Beautiful pen?
I am presuming these questions were directed at me and I will make my best effort at answering the approach.
STEP I : Decide on design
Depends upon the penmaker. You can easily select any of my designs from my review and the penmaker who made my pen should be easily able to make one for you. In case you opt to go for a different pen design, please check first with the penmaker of they can make it for you. Any pen maker also has a standard catalogue of design which can also be selected. The penmakers I have worked with are -
Mr. L Subramiam of ASApens (www.asapens.in)
Manoj Deshmukh of Fosfor Pens (www.fosforpens.com)
Mr Kandan of Ranga Pens
STEP II : Choose your material
Materials can be ebonite, hand cast resin, cellulose acetate, acrylic acetate, cellulose nitrate, Lucite, etc. ANy penmaker worth his salt would have a set of materials available with them for you to choose from. If none of them catch your fancy, you can choose materials from independent vendors such as -
STEP III : Choose your nib
ASApens, Ranga or Fosfor can easily arrange for standard Jowo or Schmidt steel nibs in #5 and #6 sizes for your pens. If you have more specific requirements, you can buy needs of your choice and send it to them. Some sources are -
STEP IV : Send stuff to penmaker
STEP V : Wait
Wait anxiously till your vision takes shape.