Precision Sharpener

March 16th - Friday 4:30 to ??  Meet and Greet at VFW hall. Friday night fish fry (and Beer)


March 17th - Saturday 9:00am till 6:00pm

9:00 to 9:30 Introduction "put faces to the names"

Hand File serrations = Demo's at various table with Don Vogel, Jim ODonnell, Dennis Brooks, Ray Pope

Ride line on curved shears with a flat hone, Adding twist to substitute for a weak ride line

Alternate grit for clipper machines - Clip Lap - Ray Pope

Adjusting clipper blade tension without flattening the spring

How to sell to grooming salons on the first visit - Open Discussion, Led by Ray Pope

March 18th - Sunday 10:00am to 4:00pm Swap meet, bring stuff to trade

Prayer and Worship "for those wishing to attend" at local churches in early morning

10:00 - 10:30 Open Doors with Meet and Greet

10:30 - 11:00 Q & A - Recap of Saturday

11:00 - 1:00 Clipper Blade, Demo's and Open Discussion

1:00 - 2:00  Lunch

2:00 - 4:00 General Q & A, Marketing Tips and Tricks, New Products, Swap meet, more hands on with machines

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. 

Lodging - we have a bank of rooms listed under "The Gathering" special pricing will given to rooms booked by Feb 1st.

$79 - King and $85 - 2 Queen               The Gathering @ BW Plus Whitewater

Best Western  391 Comfort Dr, Harrison, OH 45030 Reservations: (513) 845-4970

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

Entrance fee includes ALL training and class activities.

There are NO added fees. Limit of 60 participants

Coffee and bottled water for both days will be included for your admission 

There will be snacks and limited food.

The Gathering 2018
March 16th thru 18th
VFW 7570 Duwel Post
9160 Lawrenceburg Rd
Harrison, OH 45030

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.

Dayna Schleufer -  Adems equipment and the Ride Liner

Harrelson (Hap) Stanley - Nano Hone - Hap was president and founder of Shapton USA, for the past 15 years. He is now starting a new business designing and manufacturing serious lapping plates.

Lawrence Parry - Furzone / Tapco Bringing Furzone Clippers and Blades

This event is FULLY booked. Thanks to the 60 that booked early