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Sharpeners Jam April 14-16, 2018 Atlanta

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Eventbrite - Sharpeners Jam 2018

The Sharpeners Jam is the oldest sharpeners event / training seminar in the country. Most of the sharpening seminars and vendor room are free to everyone. Small private workshops are extra. Sharpeners Jam 2018 Schedule

Join us for our 20th Year Jam Anniversary. Both new and experienced shears, scissors and clipper blade sharpeners will enjoy the networking and learning that brings sharpeners from all over the world. The Sharpeners Jam is hosted by Bonika Shears but other sharpening equipment products and shears will be represented.

Sunday and Monday are free. There will be presentations by each of the sharpeners to compete for the best idea. Suggestions can be shared on sharpening, organization, business or anything sharpening business related. The winner will receive a prize. (Watch Previous Years Ideas) There will also be sharpening demonstrations on Sunday plus business presentation on Monday. The best deal is the Sharpeners Jam VIP package which gives you two Saturday sharpening workshops lunches for Saturday and Sunday, T-Shirt and Jam Calendar, Sunday night entertainment and catered meal at Top Golf. All for $299.00. (Does not include hotel.)

Hotel Information

Best Western Plus special "Bonika Shears" rate of $99 per King size bed, $109.00 for two Queen beds. Includes breakfast, free wi-fi and 24 hour ATL airport shuttle. Bar on premises and I-Hop and other restaurants in walking distance.  301 N Central Ave, Hapeville, GA 30354 Phone(404) 763-8777  Tell them you are with the Bonika Sharpeners Jam. 

Vendor Information

List is in process. As of January 19, 2018 Bonika Shears, Nebraska Blades, EdgePro, Hanako Scissors, Finetech, RX Hone, SharpEdges, ProLine Shears, H42 & Nina Inc. More will be added.

Eventbrite - Sharpeners Jam 2018

Saturday Morning Workshops (fee) 

  • Aligning Shears: Bending, Hammering and Twisting.Dennis Brooks of Sharp Edges Instructor. Learn how to correct the set in shears through various methods as used in the factories. His is a hands-on class. Bring any tools you might have to create set in your shears. Tools are available to use in the class.
  • Sharpening Clipper Blades. Jason Sturm and Brandon Smart of the Edge Pro Instructors. This is a refresher or introductory class on sharpening clipper blades. Sharpening will be done on the Nebraska Blade Clipper Hone.
  • Introduction to Sharpening Surgical and Clinic Tools. Dean Koeneman of DK Industries - KY Instructor. Learn basic surgical sharpening using flathone and other equipment. This is an introductory class with an overview of the opportunities in this field. You will learn some hands-on sharpening you can use in the small clinic and veterinary office.

Saturday Afternoon Workshops (fee)

  • Sharpening Shears on the Flathone. Bonnie Megowan of Bonika Shears - Atlanta: Great refresher course or introductory workshop. Bring your flathone and waterstone or arrange to buy or borrow at the show. Emphasis is on the convex edge shear although other types of shears will be addressed as well.
  • Sharpening Curves, Thinners and Textuizers. Lou Gean of The Sharper Side - Illinois: Learn the secrets of correctly sharpening three of the most difficult of all types of shears to sharpen.
  • Challenge Blades Workshop. Jason Sturm & Brandon Smart of The Edge Pro - IA: Learn how to correctly sharpen the 5n1 blade, trimmers, adjustable blades, large animal blades and more.

Saturday Evening  

Sunday and Monday Presenters  FREE 

  • Dani Roeher of Wells Fargo Small Business Consultant - Atlanta: Best Banking and Finance Organization for Small Businesses (free)
  • David Finete of Finetech - Atlanta: Credit Card Processing Knowhow and Pitfalls
  • Don Kimenker of Coast to Coast Sharpening - NJ-CA: Organizing your client lists and setting appointments
  • YOU! Sharpeners will each share a idea, a hack, a concept, a trick that has helped them in their business. (no sales presentations)

Sunday Night Entertainment

Please join us as we car pool to Top Golf for games, catered food and networking with sharpener friends. Your whole family is invited. $50 per person (included in VIP packages) Map directions to Top Golf 

Sharpeners Jam Reviews Youtube

Eventbrite - Sharpeners Jam 2018



What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Free parking at the hotel, free airport shuttle


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Call Bonika Shears at 770-972-4332. (After hours cell phone 404-849-8343)


What's the refund policy?

No refunds after March 26. Partial refunds before this date available, please inquire.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, we know you are coming


Can I update my registration information?

Yes. Call 770-972-4332 or email with changes bonikashears@live.com


Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes. Please inform us so we can have name badges ready.


Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes. Please inform us so we can have name badges ready.


What about children?

Children are welcome at no charge but must remain under your supervision. There is a charge for the Top Gold event.


Product Videos

Sharpeners Jam Best Ideas in 2014 (15:01)
Watch top 3 ideas from the 22 sharpening ideas presented. You will see great tips to increase your profits and make your sharpening easier. Ideas on complete DVD include: Dowel Hones by Bill Cofield Semi-Corrugation edges by Jim Turner Velcro flannel deburring by Steve Pailet Cut-it-Out Marketing from Jessie Charles Finger Tip Tip by Roberto Rodriguez Inverter Idea by Raymond Hall Reference USA from Joe Rahuba 2 Month Special from Mark Weldon Purple Platinum People Pleaser by John Kuipers Third Hand Sharpening by Ken Buken Rustaway Idea by Josh Freund Client Manager Ap from Mark Fulton Easy-Off Felt Pads by Sue Culbertson This is a the first 15 minutes of a 32 minute DVD filmed on location and produced and edited by Bonika Shears available at http://www.bonika.com/best-ideas-from-sharpeners-jam-2014-dvd/
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  1. Pretty darn good 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Jul 2014

    In general, the jam was pretty darn good.

    On the plus side, all the vendors and sharpeners provided a lot of knowledge and camaraderie. The classes were presented by knowledgeable people and were worth while. I would definitely attend again in the future.

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