Sharpeners Jam - Atlanta 2019 Sharp Wars

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Description

 Sharpening Jam May 4-6, 2019 Sharpening Convention

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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.

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. ALL are welcome regardless of their choice of sharpening equipment!

Hotel Location: Best Western Plus Atlanta 301 N Central Ave, Hapeville, GA 30354  Call for special  Sharp Wars - Sharpeners Jam Rate Phone(404) 763-8777

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)  Free Presentations include:  Jim O-Donnell - On the Edge Newsletter "Sharp War: Hammering vs Bending." Also Bonnie Megowan - Bonika Shears "How to Sharpen the New Style Dry/Wet Slide-cut Shears" and Ron DeWitt (Top sales USA sales in 2018 for shears) "How to Create a Business Plan for your Sharpening Business." There will also be additional sharpening demonstrations and presentations on Sunday and Monday.

The best deal is the Sharpeners Jam VIP packages which gives you

  1. Two Saturday sharpening workshops -$299.00 VIP pkge or Three Saturday workshops - $399.00 VIP+ package.
  2. Lunches for Saturday and Sunday
  3. Entry to the presentations and vendor room on Sunday and Monday
  4. Sharp-Wars T-Shirt (please put your Tshirt size in comments. T-Shirt will be sent before the Jam if you pay the shipping or include with a regular order.)
  5. Saturday night dinner at the Stone Mountain Laser Show.* All for $299.00. 

 

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Sharpeners Jam 2019 Schedule updated 4-7-2019

All events are at the Best Western _Plus ATL Airport in Hapeville, GA

 

Registration Friday Evening 7 PM – 8 PM and Saturday Morning 7:30 – 8:00 AM

Saturday Workshops

Morning 8 AM – 11 AM Hotel Meeting Rooms on each floor next to the elevator

  • BM-SHEARS Shear Sharpening Edgework  Bonnie Megowan of Bonika Shears - Atlanta Instructor: Learn the nuances of creating a great edge on convex shears. Get special instructions on sharpening the new ocean slidecutting shears. This class is good for both advanced and beginner. Get a certificate of training and approved sharpener certificate for sharpening the Ocean shears. For the most benefit bring your own flathone sharpening equipment or pre-arrange to borrow one at the event. Sharpening equipment is not a requirement of the class.  Class is Full (will repeat on Monday afternoon)
  • JT-SURGICAL Introduction to Sharpening Surgical Tools for Vets and Small Clinics. Jim Turner of Shear Magic, Gaffney, SC Instructor. Learn basic surgical sharpening using your flathone and a dremel tool. You will learn some hands-on sharpening you can use in the small clinic and veterinary office. For the most benefit bring your own flathone sharpening equipment or pre-arrange to borrow one at the event. Sharpening equipment is not a requirement of the class. 10 per class
  • JA-BlLADES2 What To do When the Blade Won't Cut. Jeff Andrews - Northern Tails- Mobile, AL Instructor. Learn how to correctly diagnosis all types of clipper blades and learn why a blade might not be cutting correctly and how to fix it. As space permits

 

11:00 - 11:30 Lunch – provided for instructors and VIP

Afternoon 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM Hotel Meeting Rooms on each floor next to the elevator

  • BM-THINNERS Sharpening Thinners and Texturizers. Bonnie Megowan - Bonika Shears Instructor.  Learn the secrets of correctly sharpening some of the most difficult of all types of shears to sharpen. Get specific instructions on sharpening the Ocean Wave Texturizers. Receive an approved sharpener certificate for sharpening the Wave texturizers. For the most benefit bring your own flathone sharpening equipment or pre-arrange to borrow one at the event. Sharpening equipment is not a requirement of the class. 10 per class
  • EP-BLADES1 Sharpening Clipper Blades. Jason Sturm or 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. As space permits
  • EP-REPAIR Repairing Clippers. Jason Sturm or Brandon Smart of the Edge Pro Instructors. Learn basic clipper repair. Clippers and tools are provided but you can bring some of your own small tools.. screwdriver, needle nose pliers, etc.  As space permits

 

Late Afternoon 2:45 PM – 5:45 PM Hotel Meeting Rooms on each floor next to the elevator

  • JO-RESTORERestoration Shear Sharpening  Jim O'Donnell - On the Edge Newsletter - Spartanburg, SC. Learn the easy method of re-convexing and repairing scissors and shears previously beveled and with an absent rideline. All work done with equipment you probably already own. For the most benefit bring your own flathone sharpening equipment or pre-arrange to borrow one at the event. Sharpening equipment is not a requirement of the class. 10 per class
  • JA-GROOM Sharpening Scissors for Groomers. Jeff Andrews - Northern Tails Sharpener & Groomer, Mobile, AL Instructor. Learn when less is more when sharpening for groomers. Learn how to quickly sharpen long shears, cheap scissors and curve scissors on the flathone and make more money. For the most benefit bring your own flathone sharpening equipment or pre-arrange to borrow one at the event. Sharpening equipment is not a requirement of the class. 10 per class

FREE CLASS -How to sell shears to hair salons. Led by Gene Megowan of Bonika Shears - Atlanta Instructor and William Whatley of Jaguar Shears. (No free shears but free material)  Interactive role playing and sales training.

 

Leave for Laser Show – Meet in the Lobby 6:00 PM – CARPOOL

 

Sunday Schedule FREE

7:45 – 10:30 Registration and distribution of lunch vouchers – entrance to the Ballroom

7:00 AM – 9:00 AM Vendor Room Set up

8:00 AM – 8:45 AM Worship and Inspiration lead by Jim O’Donnell location TBA 

9:00 AM – 9:55 AM Presentation by William Whatley – Different Edges and Different Cuts from a Stylist Perspective. William is a celebrity stylist and TV personality. He is the current creative director for Robanda Hair Brands.

10:00 AM – 10:10 AM GROUP PHOTO – LOBBY STAIRS

10:15 – 12:00 Introduction of the Vendors - Shop the Vendors

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Vendor Room , Lunch Free for VIP or $11

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Presentation by Jim O’Donnell - Bend, Hammer or Break - Comparing ways to correct the set or alignment or shears. Jim is a sharpening instructor and editor of On the Edge Newsletter.

2:10 PM – 4:30 PM Sharpeners Jam - Share Ideas Competition  

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Vendor & Bargain Table

 

May 6, 2019 Monday FREE   Best Western Plus Ballroom 

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Vendor Room Open

10:00 AM – 10:20 AM Winners Circle Jam Winners Announced (must be present to win)

10:20 – 10:30 Break and check out of your room

10:30 – 11:30 Ron DeWitt – Developing a Business Model for Sharpeners . Ron has a background in business consulting before becoming a shear sharpener in North Carolina. Last year Ron sold more Bonika Shears than any other sharpener in America.

11:30 – 12:00 Bonnie MegowanPowerPoint Presentation on Tips on Sharpening the new Ocean Shears, the Firefly, the Fishbone and the Bonika International Learn the correct way to sharpen these tricky shears. Those attending will get a certificate they have been trained to sharpened these shear models.

Jam is OVER

Grab the final vendor room bargains as vendors pack.

 

1:30 PM – 4:15 PM 

  • BM-SHEARS Shear Sharpening Edgework  Bonnie Megowan of Bonika Shears - Atlanta Instructor: Learn the nuances of creating a great edge on convex shears. Get special instructions on sharpening the new ocean slidecutting shears. This class is good for both advanced and beginner. Get a certificate of training and approved sharpener certificate for sharpening the Ocean shears. For the most benefit bring your own flathone sharpening equipment or pre-arrange to borrow one at the event. Sharpening equipment is not a requirement of the class.

Other Semi private classes and over-flow classes for sharpening. TBA

 

 

Please join us as for the outdoor Laser Show at Stone Mountain. *   Includes special comfortable Dinner Terrace Seating, a buffet dinner, unlimited popcorn, a drink, a glow item and networking with sharpener friends.  Wear your Sharp Wars Tshirt!   Your whole family is invited, kids will LOVE this. $50 per person (one included in VIP packages)

*Laser show is an out door event and subject to change based on weather.

Sharpeners Jam Reviews Youtube

Read the Educators Bios

 

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 Sharp Wars - Bonika Sharpeners Jam.  You can can use the booking link (only compatible for computers not cell phones): Group Booking Link:   https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/book/hotel-rooms.11120.html?groupId=3C6ZF1R0    Block rooms released April 6. 

Vendor Information

List is in process. Expected vendors are:  Bonika Shears, Nebraska Blades, Jaguar Shears, Nina Inc, EdgePro, ProLine, Sharp Edges, Hanako Scissors, H42, Finetech, RX Hone. More will be added. If you are interested in becoming a vendor please contact us.

 

FAQs

 

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.

 

Is Hapeville near Atlanta?

Hapeville is where the Atlanta airport is. Yes, it is considered part of Atlanta. 

 

 

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4 Reviews

  • 5
    I had a great time

    Posted by Joseph Poole on 23rd Apr 2018

    I had a great time

  • 5
    Lots of Knowledge

    Posted by Luz from Puerto Rico on 20th Apr 2018

    first of all I want to thank you for all your help in the JAM which was very helpfull for me and I learned a lot
    both the staff and the people present there were always willing to help and share thanks
    I learned a lot because I did not know anything about sharpening and I know that I am going black with lots of knowledge to practice

  • 5
    Looking forward to next year

    Posted by Dennis Brooks on 19th Apr 2018

    Bonnie, Gene, Mystie, Jay & whoever else was involved-

    Just wanted to say thank you for the invite to this years Jam, I had a great time it was definitely one of the better shows. Looking forward to next year.

  • 5
    Pretty darn good

    Posted by Joe Rahuba 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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