Bonika Shears

New Orleans Shear Sharpening School

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 Learn to sharpen scissors in a small group setting. Limited to 2 students!

Class prices vary with location.  Location In Kenner, LA outside New Orleans. 

This class is the basics of sharpening. Great for the first time sharpening or as a review or refresher. 8:00 AM - 1 PM

Taught by Bonnie Megowan of Bonika Shears.

  • The basics of shear sharpening on a flathone
  • Learn how to recognize a bevel and convex edge
  • Understanding the rideline, it's significance and how to address it
  • Discussion of alignment and pivot screw adjustment
  • Angle selection and customizing the edge for your client
  • Convex Shear Sharpening demonstration and practice
  • Beveled edge shear sharpening demonstration
  • PVD coated shears
  • Lefties 
  • Thinning shears and texturizers
  • Repair and correction of other sharpening
  • Trouble shooting
  • Hands-on practice
  • Marketing and setting up your route 

Each class includes a links to watch 8+ hours of instructional videos plus a training manual. These alone are a $400.00 value. As soon as the payment is received on our end, you can immediately download the 60 page training manual and begin watching the videos - over 7 hours of training. We will also email the download and  the video links along with details of the meeting location. Those completing the class will receive a certificate. Those training with a Scimech Flathone will also be authorized as a Bonika Warranty Service Tech. 

Please bring your own flathone and equipment or arrange to purchase one before coming to class.


Group Shear Sharpening Classes are arranged throughout the year in various locations.

Upcoming Classes:

  • Las Vegas June 2022 TBA
  • Houston, Texas 2022 TBA
  • Kansas City, KS 2022 TBA
  • Europe 2023 TBA