March 10th - Friday evening 5:30 to ?? Meet and Greet - Smoq BBQ.com
Smoq has a great menu, a meeting room and decent drink prices.
Room reserved under Sharpeners Chat
March 11th - Saturday 7:00am till ? Knights of Columbus 10490 N State St, Harrison, OH
7:00 - 8:30 Help vendors carry in product and set up. Followed by Meet and Greet
8:30 - 8:45 Introduction "put faces to the names"
8:45 - 10:15 Sharpening Demo's on Hamaguri, All American and EZ-Vex
10:15 - 10:30 Break
10:30 11:30 AMK and Razor Sharp Demo - followed w/open discussion on Knife Sharpening
11:30 - 1:00 Lunch and Open Discussion
1:00 - 1:45 Don Vogel - What makes a quality shear, open discussion on different edges for different clients
1:45 - 2:00 Break and a Beer
2:00 - 5:00 Scissors - ride lines, twist, set, removal of a burr... Open discussion
5:00 - ??? Second Beer - Order Pizza, hang out and have hands on with all the machines
March 12th - Sunday 7:00am to 2:00pm Swap meet, bring stuff to trade
7:00 - 8:00 Prayer and Worship "for those wishing to attend"
8:00 - 8:30 Open Doors with Meet and Greet
8:30 - 9:00 Q & A - Recap of Saturday
9:00 - 11:00 Clipper Blade, Demo's and Open Discussion
11:00 - 2:00 General Q & A, Marketing Tips and Tricks, New Products, Swap meet, more hands on with machines
Best Western 391 Comfort Dr, Harrison, OH 45030 Reservations: 844-264-5039
Super 8 - 10900 New Haven Rd, Harrison, OH 45030 (513) 367-5200
Holiday Inn Express 10906 New Haven Rd, Harrison, OH 45030 (513) 367-1111
Dates for next year will be posted when available.
Coffee for both days, food on Saturday and a free test shear will be included for your admission
Dennis Brooks - Sharp Edges has offered to supply coffee. (thanks Dennis)
Location is Harrison Knights of Columbus
10490 N State St, Harrison, OH 45030
As we get sponsors for the event we will post them here.
Ray Pope - Precision Sharpener will have a couple of machines and diamond wheels to play with.
Dennis Brooks - Sharp Edges will have lot's of great products and many years of knowledge to share.
Mike Borsch - EZ-Vex will be bringing the EZ-Vex and Nibbler sharpener. Very knowledgeable sharpener with a "unique" designed machine.
Allen Poe - AMK knife sharpening machine and knife making machine.
Donald and Barbara Vogel -Anvil USA Quality scissors from Columbus Indiana
Don has been in the scissor industry his entire life. He will be sharing his scissor making knowledge with us and setting up dealers. ( I Highly recommend this line)
Jason Sturm -The Edge Pro - Nebraska Blades Clipper machines, Clippers, Blades, Parts... Jason will be showing some changes to the Nebraska Blade line up for 2017.
Lawrence Parry - Tapco / Furzone will be bringing clippers and blades. Nice margins and easy to deal with. I recommend if you are not a dealer, get set up at the show.
Mike Smith - Razor Sharp Edgemaking System - donating a few door prizes.
What is "The Gathering"
A group of us from Sharpeners Chat on facebook have decided we need an informal gathering of sharpeners. Ray Pope and Dennis Brooks made the decision to host the event. With the help of Julie Atkins from Sharpeners Chat, it is happening. We will openly discuss technics, processes, machines, ride line, wheels, grits, polishing - whatever we want to learn more about. There will be a little bit of "organized" training, but mostly open discussion. Those of us hosting this event want to learn as much as anyone.