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Join us for our 11th Annual National Convention in September 2019


Upcoming Events

7/27/2019 - 7/28/2019

Heart of Dixie Sharpeners' Shindig

8am - 5pm

DoubleTree by Hilton Decatur Riverfront, Decatur, Alabama

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7/27/2019 - 7/28/2019

Heart of Dixie Sharpeners' Shindig

This is an NBTSG sponsored event hosted by the Alabama Chapter.


A two day event dedicated to certification training.  Saturday covers shear certification and Sunday covers blade certification.  In the morning we conduct the pre-certification workshop training then move into hands on practice and then attendees take the satellite certification exam.  The primary instructors are NBTSG Certification Judges who will be assisted by certified sharpeners.


No vendors or sidebars, the whole weekend is focused on preparing the attendees for NBTSG certification.  


The event will be conducted in the Dedication room of the DoubleTree by Hilton Decatur Riverfront, 1101 6th Ave, Decatur, AL 35601.  A block of rooms has been reserved for July 26, 2019 - July 29, 2019. The special room rate will be available until July 12th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.  Special room rate is $94 a night + tax. Use Group Code: HOD  Hotel registration link.  Hotel number (256) 355-3150.  


MEMBER PRICING   

$300 per day or $500 for the whole weekend.

MEMBER REGISTRATION LINK


NON-MEMBER PRICING   

$400 per day or $750 for the whole weekend.

NON-MEMBER REGISTRATION


Space is limited so register early.



8am - 5pm

DoubleTree by Hilton Decatur Riverfront, Decatur, Alabama

8/23/2019 - 8/25/2019

Texas Sharpeners Roundup

9am - 5pm

Comfort Inn, Fort Worth, Texas

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8/23/2019 - 8/25/2019

Texas Sharpeners Roundup

This event is being co-hosted by NBTSG sponsor Hamaguri USA (NBTSG Grand Master Sharpener Dennis Brooks)


Cody Thweatt from Fort Worth Shaver and Dennis Brooks from Hamaguri USA are pleased to announce that they will be hosting the Texas Sharpeners Roundup on Aug. 23rd, 24th and 25th in Fort Worth, Texas. The event will be held at the Comfort Inn, 6544 Old Denton Rd., Fort Worth, TX 76131 you can call 817-386-5666 to reserve your room and simply tell them it is for the Texas Sharpeners Roundup. We are limiting this event to just 15 people, so you will need to call and reserve your spot ASAP. Call Tonya at Sharp Edges/Hamaguri USA at 217-422-0911. The cost for this event is $300.

Schedule of Events:

Aug. 23rd– Meet and Greet at Fort Worth Shaver from 6 – 8pm

Aug. 24th – Everything Clipper Blades 9 – 5 pm

Aug. 25th– Everything Shears/Thinners 9 – 5pm

9am - 5pm

Comfort Inn, Fort Worth, Texas

9/20/2019 - 9/22/2019

2019 NBTSG Annual National Convention

8am - 8pm

Radisson Hotel Nashville Airport, Nashville, Tennessee

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9/20/2019 - 9/22/2019

2019 NBTSG Annual National Convention

Come join us in Nashville and help celebrate our 11th Annual National Convention!


This will be the largest convention in the history of the Guild with three full days of education, training, networking, learning, sharing, skills development, food, friends, family, and fun.  There are 21 three hour Guild Workshops available to choose from on Friday on a range of topics from business development to technical skills enhancement; 3 guest speaker presentations and 10 vendor presentations on Saturday, as well as shear and clipper blade certification exams; 10 Guild Center topics (round robin tables) presented all day Sunday; 17 vendors who will be open all day Saturday and Sunday; a Sharpeners Swap Meet and Silent Auction all day Saturday; catered reception and members meeting Saturday night; and finally our catered Awards Banquet Dinner on Sunday night to bring the event to a close. Catered lunch and refreshments are provided on Saturday and Sunday.


There is something available for all experience levels from beginners who have never touched a pair of shears to 30 year veteran sharpeners.  Come see what all the buzz is about.


SEATING IS LIMITED TO 75 PEOPLE SO REGISTER EARLY. 


Visit our convention page for more information.

8am - 8pm

Radisson Hotel Nashville Airport, Nashville, Tennessee

10/10/2019 - 10/11/2019

Wolff/Edge Pro Sharpening Seminar

All day

Courtyard Marriott Hotel, Greenville, South Carolina

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10/10/2019 - 10/11/2019

Wolff/Edge Pro Sharpening Seminar

This event is being hosted by NBTSG sponsors Wolff Industries and The Edge Pro at The Courtyard Marriott in Greenville, SC. Fee is $109 before July 31. Event includes classes on shear and clipper blade sharpening, plus an Open House and Tours @Wolff Industries, demos, and a Yard Sale of closeout items. Register on the website: wolffindustries.com/blog/sharpening-seminars. OR call 800-888-3832 

Lodging reservations: Call 864-213-9009 and mention the seminar to get the $119 rate plus tax.

All day

Courtyard Marriott Hotel, Greenville, South Carolina

10/13/2019 - 10/15/2019

Western Sharpeners Workshop

All day

Shriners Event Center, Spokane, Washington

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10/13/2019 - 10/15/2019

Western Sharpeners Workshop

This event is being hosted by NBTSG Certified Sharpener Donna Wright.  NBTSG Satellite Certification Exams are available at this event for an additional fee.


Speaker and event details now available! Check website for details.


The Western Workshops continues to be focused on bringing talented sharpeners to share their wealth of knowledge at regional events, provide great networking, and provide our vendors a showcase for their cutting edge advances. 


Featured Mentors:

*Dayna Scheufler, Shear Mechanix, Beauty and Grooming shear sharpening, outlining the process;  *Advanced techniques and understanding scissor geometry, inside work; *sharpening those pesky curved grooming shears and getting the best results sharpening blenders of all kinds.  Dayna will also be representing NBTSG as the proctor for satellite certification of blades and scissors.

*Debra Finck, Nose to the Grindstone - Medical Instrument Sharpening, Debra will teach a specific tool in the general session and will dive in deeper in the *Advanced medical sharpening clinic.

Alex Lee, Above Shears, A step wise approach to sharpening scissors, laying a foundation.

*Cliff Curry, Curry Custom Cutlery, Knife sharpening, a detailed examination of different sharpening techniques using new low cost equipment options.

Donna Wright, Sharpening by Donna, Serving the grooming profession.

*Mitch Kingsland, The Shop, Inc - *Sharpening clipper blades; Tips, tricks and considerations regarding barber and the Wahl 5 in 1 blades

All day

Shriners Event Center, Spokane, Washington