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Do you want to revive this dying art or just improve your own sharpening skills? Are you thinking of starting a knife or scissor sharpening business? You can earn up to $100 an hour. Whatever your motivation, consider our Sharpening School in a Box. you will learn how to sharpen knives, scissors and other home and garden tools on a variety of professional sharpening equipment. you will learn what equipment is right for you before you invest.
We cover the following equipment:
TORMEK Wet grinder for knife, scissor and tool sharpening
PAPER SHARPENING WHEELS - To hone and strop knives
F. DICK RS-150 Two stage commercial knife sharpener
Spyderco SHARPMAKER Manual knife sharpener
Wolff TWICE-AS-SHARP Scissor sharpening machine
Viel Tools BELT SANDER for knife repairs, garden tools, axes and
other convex edges.
And of course there are a variety of other smaller sharpeners and tools that we can use and talk about.
You will learn to sharpen:
Knives, including repairing tips, reducing bolsters and
correcting blade shape
Household and dressmaking scissors
Industrial and Upholsterers shears
You will also learn how salon shears, nail nippers and clipper blades are different from the above and why they require different machinery and training.
Your customers can include:
Chefs and home cooks
Tailors and Dressmakers
Alteration shops and Dry cleaners
Places where you can set up for more customers include:
Church and other community kitchens
and many others.
See detailed course description at http://sharpeningmadeeasy.com/outline.htm
Why we are different
schools charge up to $1000 a day and only teach you how to use the
equipment they make. Some even sell a complete franchise
package for $50,000 to $80,000. My approach is
different. First, I cover a wide variety of commercially
available equipment so you can choose what meets your needs and
budget. Second, instruction is a one-on-one and tailored to you
or your group. Third, my price is reasonable. Finally, I
focus on knives, household and dressmaker scissors, and garden
tools. I do not get into salon shears, clipper blades, power
tools, saws, etc.
EQUIPMENT we sell:
Steve Bottorff,South Euclid, OH (Cleveland area), steve at bottorff dot com, 216-650-2034