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Sharpening Made Easy
South Euclid (Cleveland) OH  
  sharpeningmadeeasy.com/myschool.htm
Steve Bottorff
steve @ bottorff dot com 
216-650-2034
ONE to ONE sharpening training: First Day - Knife sharpening using the Tormek T-7, Razor Sharp paper wheels, F. Dick RS-150 Duo,
Viel belt sander and Spyderco SharpMaker. Plain edge, serrated, Asian single bevel and high end Japanese knives covered,
including how to re-serrate a worn bread knife.
Second Day - Scissor and tool Sharpening.  Household scissors, dressmaking and pinking shears using the Wolff Industries
Twice As Sharp scissor sharpener, plus garden tool sharpening using above equipment. 

Our 2 day class is $650 with a $100 deposit required to reserve a date.  Classes are available from April through October.

How to start a knife sharpening business, where to find customers, how much to charge, business registration and insurance issues.
Also available - Chef'sChoice home and  commercial knife sharpeners, Tru-Hone, and EdgePro Professional knife sharpener w/ scissor attachment. 
We are Tormek, F. Dick, Razor Sharp Edgemaking, Wolff Industries and Viel Tools dealer and offer discounts to our students. 
While a sharpening service can be started with less than $1500, a more typical investment is about $3000.
We specialize in kitchen knife and garden hand tool sharpening using the Tormek, belt sander and paper wheels; and scissor sharpening on Twice As Sharp.
We focus on the household market but can also discuss the restaurant sharpening business, both knife rental or mobile sharpening.
We can also give you a preview of salon shear sharpening so you can see if you are interested.
We do not teach salon shear or clipper blade sharpening.

Other USA sharpeners who train, arranged roughly East to West

D&R Sharpening Solutions
Fleetwood, PA 19522
www.drsharpening.com
www.japaneseknifesharpening.com
Dave Martell
drsharpening@verizon.net
610-944-3196
Equipment: Knife Sharpening Station - Belt Sander/De-Burring & Polishing Wheels,
Twice As Sharp, Hamaguri Flat Hone, & Custom Re-Serration System  
Specialties - All kitchen knives/cleavers (including bolster and tip repair), barber (German style) hair scissors/shears,
convex & beveled edge (Japanese style) hair shears, thinning shears, industrial & household scissors
(including pinking shears), and corrugation of all scissors.  
Other: SharpEdge's "Daily Invoicing Program", Microsoft "Streets & Trips 2006" available for review.
Training will familiarize students with the set-up requirements for a mobile sharpening service.

Nice and Sharp
Plainsboro, NJ
www.niceandsharp.com
Warren Glazer
908-500-5897
Offers 3 types of classes 1. Knife Sharpening for personal use 2. Knife and scissors sharpening 3. Professional Sharpening
Classes range from 3 hours to 2 days. Along with various sharpening stones, specialized jigs and guide rod sharpening system,
equipment includes Tormek wet wheel grinder, Twice as Sharp scissors sharpener, paper wheels and belt sander.
Specializing in kitchen knives, hunting knives, woodworking hand tools and household and fabric scissors.
All students receive a complete course manual.
 
Cutting Edge Sharpening
A service of Avanzata, LLC
10560 Marquette, New Buffalo MI  49117
www.cuttingedgesharp.com
   
David Blum
dblum@cuttingedgesharp.com
312-933-7737
EQUIPMENT: One to one training on Tormek, paper wheels, belt sanders, Chef's Choice home and commercial knife sharpeners,
Spyderco SharpMaker.  Specializing in kitchen knives using the Tormek and paper wheels; hand & garden tools, household scissors,
and dressmaking/pinking shears using the Viel belt sander; and chain saw blades using the Foley-Belsaw Saw Chain grinder.

My Sharpener
Richland Center, WI
Bryan Havens
mysharpener@earthlink.net
Bryan will teach the Tormek T-7, PRO-TAS, and Spyderco Triangle Sharpmaker.
No hair/barber item sharpening available, just knives, scissors, garden tools. You'll find details available at the website
http://www.mysharpener.net

Sharpsmith
Minneapolis, MN
Skip Elliott
anokajaks@gmail.com
Specialties: Knives, scissors, shears, tools.  I do not do circular saw blades or clipper blades. 
I am mostly mobile, but do have a small shop in my basement. 

Sharp Edges
Decatur, Illinois
www.sharpedgesinil.com
Larry Brooks
217-422-0911
has a new knife sharpening machine and offers training on it. 

Don Bailey
Woodworker's Joint
Albuquerque, NM
505-550-5823
We teach both sharpening and traditional woodworking skills.  
I specialize in hand cut joinery, and how to sharpen and use the tools to make the joints. 
I also teach Tormek, Work Sharp, and the Sorby Pro Edge machines, as well as hand sharpening
using water stones, diamond plates, and ceramics.  
Specialty: culinary knives and woodworking tools.  
Special sharpening classes tailored to the customer's needs.

Perfect Edge Cutlery
San Mateo, CA
http://www.perfectedgesharpening.com/
Mike Solaegui
mikes@perfectedgesharpening.com
650-349-2665.
Equipment: Perfect Edge PE2 tower w/ serrating wheel, belt sanders, Cozzini hollow grinding and spiral stone edging, F. Dick machine, Tru-Hone
Specializing in commercial sharpening with a focus on culinary knives, including all serrations.
Other training: clipper blades on Nebraska Blades machine; medical, dental,
micro surgical, veterinary; scissors on Twice As Sharp,

Joe Kern
SaucyJoe's Sharpening Co.
Pacifica, CA
(650) 735-5221
1 (801) 949-7002 (Cell)
http://www.saucyjoe.com
saucyjoessharpeningco@gmail.com
Equipment: Belt grinder, Nebraska Blades Clipper blade sharpener
Specialties: I can provide training for knife, tool and scissor sharpening, (styling, barber, grooming, sewing, pinking, garden tools, etc.),
as well as, clipper blades, (Nebraska Blades).  I work farmer's markets in the San Francisco Bay area Wed. through Sun.
I provide 5 to 7 days of intense training showing people how I sharpen knives and scissors using a sanding belt method.
People are trained on a one on one basis, as my assistant and protege for the week. People are trained in a fully working environment.
They will be able to quickly evaluate what may be necessary to restore a tool and what it will take to get it back to working order.
Other: Pricing is assessed on an individual basis, once it is determined what the customer needs, a customer will make a minimum investment of $3,000.

Terry Beech
SharpQuick
Santa Cruz, CA
831-345-4380
http://www.sharpquick.com/training.html
Along with the two weeks of comprehensive sharpening training and on-the-job-experience, Sharp-Quick U. will provide you with:
- a brand new set of the best sharpening hardware on the market.
- a list of ancillary tools, supplies, and equipment that will help you start your business.
- sample marketing materials you can use immediately to promote your business.
Sharp-Quick can even show you how to go solar powered
-We will also help you strategize methods for building and sustaining your business so you can outflank competitors in your area,
including researching customers in your area.
-Finally, Sharp-Quick will be available for three months after training to answer sharpening as well as business related questions.

Bronk's Knifeworks
23706 7th Ave. SE, Suite B
Bothell, WA 98021
1-425-402-3484
General Information bronks@bronksknifeworks.com
www.bronksknifeworks.com
www.proknifesharpeners.com

Specializing in sharpening with abrasive belt grinders and offer instruction with hand sharpening using bench stones, the EdgePro
and the EZSharp BladeSharpener. Currently developing a  belt knife and scissor sharpening system for professionals.

Seattle Edge
3518 Fremont Ave N
#374
Seattle, WA, 98103
(206) 799-0412
http://www.knifesharpeningseattle.com/index.htm#classes
Want to learn how to sharpen knives free hand? I can teach you! I offer two sharpening classes:
The standard class (approximately 1.5 hours) and the intensive class (approximately 4.5 hours).
The intensive course is not only longer and more detailed than the standard course, but I will show you how to sharpen different knife styles.
The intensive course is tailored to the specific needs of the student.
If the student would rather focus on one style of knife for the entire class they are more than welcome to do so and will be instructed accordingly.

I teach small classes to ensure that each student learns as much as possible during the course.
I can show you how to sharpen almost any knife; from Western and Japanese kitchen knives, to outdoor and bushcraft knives.
After attending one of my classes you will have a strong understanding of knife sharpening and the different techniques one can use to sharpen almost any knife. Participants receive a 15% discount on all sharpening supplies.

Finally, a sharpening school in the UK

Sharp Knives UK
Robin Bailey
Bath, England
http://www.sharpknives.co.uk
info@sharpknives.co.uk
Mobile: 0791 900 6766
Tel: 01761 470 149
Facebook Page; https://www.facebook.com/Sharpknives.co.uk

You do notneed any previous experience as we will teach you everything!
The UK’s biggest sharpening training school.  
For knives we use a Tormek T7, paper wheels and buffers.
For scissors we use Wolff Industries Ookami Gold, TAS and Hira-To.
For clipper blades we use Nebraska Blades ‘Big Red’
The course is 2 days, starting at 10:00 and finishing at @ 15:00 in the purpose built training workshop.
Day one is all about knife sharpening and repair, day two we will cover clipper honing, scissor servicing / sharpening
and we will also cover anything else you want to learn to sharpen. Lunch is provided each day.
We supply all the tools, safety equipment and machinery whilst on the course


Scissors and Salon Shears:

Arius Eickert in Fremont, Ohio, www.arius-eickert.com/
Wolff Industries in Spartanburg, SC, www.wolffind.com.
Sharp Edges in Decatur, Illinois, www.sharpedgesinil.com/
AdvantEdge in Lompoc, CA www.advantedgesharpening.com
Carl Platt in Austin, TX    512-825-5227
Ron Pershing in Weslaco, TX  isharpenem@yahoo.com
Rod's Sharpening Service in Reston, VA 20191 Sharpeningman@yahoo.com 703 945 0171
Florida Shears in Ocala, FL florida-shears.com  raysharpy@aol.com 352-288-3593
Ruben at SharpeningTech in Sacramento, CA  www.SharpeningTech.com (Spanish speaking)



Salon Shears:

Video and booklet http://sharpeningmadeeasy.com/treat.htm
Allen Stein in TX (will travel) allan@shearexcellence.net  www.shearexcellence.net 830-237-8021
Rapid Edge in NY, www.rapidedge.com
Sun Gold Group in San Luis Obispo, CA,  www.sungoldgroupinc.com
D&R Sharpening Solutions in Philadelphia, PA  www.drsharpening.com
Fleuridas in Paterson, NJ  jfsharp@aol.com
The Scissor Wizard in TN, thescissorwizard@yahoo.com
Bonika in Atlanta, Georgia, www.bonika.com
Scissor Works (Kuda) in Dingmans Ferry, PA, www.scissorworks.com/
Scissor Man in Fredericksburg, VA  theraerg@erols.com
Washi in Tequesta, FL,  http://www.washiscissor.com/
Bobby Huffman in Missouri.http://www.clipperparts.com/
Debbie Finck in Portland, Oregon.  http://nosetothegrindstone.net/
Andrew Beard in Georgia.  http://www.kenchii.com/
George Harris in Virginia.   http://www.luckyhareshears.com/
High quality machine and video http://sharpeningmadeeasy.com/tas.htm#hirato
Budget machine and 1:1 training http://www.scissor-tech.com/


Clipper Blades:

Nebraska Blades in Seward, NE http://nebraskablades.com/
The Shop in Bonners Ferry, ID http://www.theshop-inc.com/
The Edge Pro in Ankeny, IA www.TheEdgePro.com
Bobby Huffman in Missouri.http://www.clipperparts.com/
AdvantEdge in Lompoc, CA www.advantedgesharpening.com
Carl Platt in Austin, TX 512-825-5227
Larry Arnett in Chicago, IL  larryarnett@clippercare.net
Ruben at SharpeningTech in Sacramento, CA  www.SharpeningTech.com (Spanish speaking)
 

Disclaimer:  I am not personally acquainted with the work of all the above sharpeners and so this list should be considered as suggestions and not recommendations.
Steve B.

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