Who Are We?
B&B Pens is a small partnership dedicated to creating unique, high-quality pens and other wood-turned items.
We founded B&B Pens in 2014 after some discussion, and then our hobby expanded beyond the hobby level. We have now produced pens for individuals and corporations, along with ones that have been sent overseas as unique gifts.
Each pen or item we make is unique, as each piece of wood is different and each pen is turned one at a time, not manufactured by mass automated systems. Yes, there will be minor flaws or variances of the wood grain, but no two pieces of wood are truly the same, even pieces taken from the same board.
We believe in producing the best writing instrument from the newest ball point pens to the old style fountain pens. For us, personal craftsmanship and quality counts and each item is made with care and strive to produce a product worthy of our customers. When you use or present one of our pens, we want you to feel as if it was something that represents you or your company.
We are not limited to just pens. We also make items for those who sew or cook. These items include seam rippers, single and double bladed, flexible threaders, and other items. For the kitchen, there are pepper mills, pizza cutters, and salad utensils.
Rob is a US Army Vietnam veteran and retired from teaching at Monticello High School in Monticello, Illinois. He took up wood working in 2011 after making his first pen at an annual wooding show.
Bruce a US Navy veteran and retired from Department of Defense, after working with fast attack submarine sonar systems. He has been wood working since junior high school in Duluth, Minnesota.