Virage Bolivian Rosewood

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qquake

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This is a Princeton twist pen in chrome, from Woodcraft. It's the same as the Berea Virage. I don't know why Woodcraft renames their kits. The wood is Bolivian Rosewood, also from Woodcraft. I'm slightly allergic to it, but not too bad. It's worth it, it has really nice grain. The finish is Pens Plus.
 

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You may have noticed there's no clip on it. That's because as I was assembling it, I had the clip upside down, and there was no way to disassemble it. So I cut the clip off. Now it's a desk or purse pen.
 

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That is a truly beautiful blank! Too bad about the clip...but, I didn't even notice it until I saw the second post!
 

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Love me some bolivian rosewood. I have a few pieces that have a super dark chocolate color to them
The piece I bought is pretty dark. I've made several pens with it. It was on sale for 40% off.
 

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The piece I bought is pretty dark. I've made several pens with it. It was on sale for 40% off.
It's a nice piece of material.

I don't have a pic of the uncut stuff, but this is the wand I made from mine. Pretty dark.

Edit: I'm beginning to question if mine is actually bolivian rosewood. I bought it as a piece of 1x6 18" long. Moderately expensive. No way it could be Brazilian, but I wonder if it is actually kingwood instead of Bolivian and that wood store didn't label it right.
 

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You may have noticed there's no clip on it. That's because as I was assembling it, I had the clip upside down, and there was no way to disassemble it. So I cut the clip off. Now it's a desk or purse pen.
I just made my first one of these and the instructions were slightly off as they said to insert the boss into the end then fit the clip over that. Unfortunately the clip needs to go on BEFORE pressing the brass part into the end. So mine was a clipless as well.
 
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