June 12, 2024 2 min read 0 Comments

2024 Sharpeners Jam Schedule

26th Annual (Note all in-person locations are in Loganville, GA at the Anna Holbrook building – Presentations will be streamed live then reposted as edited versions for on-line participants. Sunday participation is free. Full Jam event $120.00)

Saturday August 3  ALL THINGS CLIPPERS!

9:00 – 9:15 Check-in

9:15 – 10:00 Bonnie Megowan – Sharp Blades Simplified

Super simple 101 demonstration of charging the plate and sharpening a clipper blade

10:00 – 12:00 Whose Your Daddy of Clippers? – Jason Sturm : Sharpening, trouble shooting clipper repair, how to teach clipper maintenance to your customers

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 4:00  Jason Sturm continued


8:00 – 8:45 Shop the Vendors, Grab some coffee, drinks or snacks

9:00 – 9:10 Welcome and Greeting, Opening Prayer – Bonnie and Gene Megowan

9:15 Larissa Camp  "Cutting Through Challenges". She will share her journey of overcoming the odds in hairdressing despite having all her fingers amputated. Hear her source of strength and incredible tale for Sunday morning inspiration. 

9:45 – 12:00 Sharpeners Jam Idea Contest

12:00 – 1:15 Lunch, shopping and Idea Voting

1:15 Experts Panel: Van (Jim O’Donnell), On-site (Ramon Eickert) and Stationary (Mystie Hunter)  

Comparing the different methods of running a shear sharpening business

2:15 – 3:45 Key Note Speaker: Caleb Snead of Wolff Industries – “Social Edge

Marketing and Social Media Content Know-How

3:45 Announce In-Person Winners of the 26th Annual Sharpeners Jam Ideas Contest  

Final winners with all participants to be announced after on-line voting ends

4:00 – 4:30 Shop the Vendors

Monday August 5  Shear Day!

9:00 – 11:30 Dangerous Curves and Bends Ahead! – Ramon Eickert

Sharpening curved shears and mastering bending to correct the set and alignment

11:45 – 1:00 Lunch and final shopping

1:00 – 3:30 Sink Your Teeth Into Sharpening – Jim O’Donnell

Sharpening thinners, texturizers, blenders and shears with teeth

3:30 -  Hands-On with Bonnie

Ridelines and ISSA Certifications