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.
Book early. Just $40 a head for the whole weekend.
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.
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
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