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#1 Golden Gate Sharpening

Golden Gate Sharpening

Posted 12 February 2020 - 05:56 PM

Hello 2K,

 

I run a sharpening/service business is called Golden Gate Sharpening and I've been in business for a few years now. I was originally planning to open a shopfront in summer 2020, but that didn't happen for obvious reasons. The shop has remained in my garage, but I have the same equipment that you'd find in any pro locker room. I've been sharpening and working on skates for about a decade. I am very picky and meticulous with my work and guarantee great results. I would like to offer my work to 2K members, either through the mail or in person in Northern California.

 

If you're having a hard time finding someone to sharpen or work on your skates/other equipment, I'd be glad to assist you in any way possible. I have invested a lot of money and time into my shop and would like to keep my business going as hockey returns.

 

I've worked at three different shops and a local rink, as well as a stint in the AHL on the equipment staff. At one rink, I worked as the skate tech where I practiced my sharpening on thousands of skates, spending up to 8 hours a day doing nothing but sharpening both customer and rental skates. In this time, I'd practice and teach myself to sharpen as well as possible. I've worked on both full-sized and portable Blademaster and Blackstone machines. I learned how to profile on an older Blackstone profiler, but now use the SSM Profil which is much easier and more efficient. In addition, my mom taught me how to sew when I was young, so I can do many equipment and apparel projects.

 

Email me - goldengatehockey@gmail.com or (text only) my work number - 925-315-7656 to get the ball rolling. -Jake at Golden Gate Sharpening

 

Please note: I am not a retail shop. I do not sell retail equipment or carry any inventory. I do not sell or stock any new holders, steel, wheels, bearings, or parts. I only provide the services and installations. I do not have the license nor the capital to stock inventory. However, I can order steel or holders from Ice Warehouse or Hockey Monkey free of charge as part of the service I am providing. Ex. If you are swapping to Marsblades, I will order the Marsblades directly to my shop from IW, then install them as soon as they are received. 

 

I can do the following jobs. Shipping/return shipping not included.

-Basic sharpening (Blademaster ROH and Blackstone FBV 100/50, 100/75, 95/75, 95/1) - $15 per pair, $100 + return shipping 10-sharpening card for S2K members only!

-Height-matching (matching the same shape and height on both runners) - $20 per pair, sharpening $10 extra. 

-Profiling on SSM Profil machine (7', 9', 10', 11', 13', 9/10', 26' and 28' goalie, copy of your current profile, more templates will be added over time) - $50 per pair, includes height-match and sharpening.

-Full boot tune-up - Blade profiling, height-match, and sharpening, replacement of any damaged rivets or eyelets, full cleaning and boot sanitization - $50

-Mounting of ice holders with the same size & holes - $40.

-Mounting of oversized ice holders, Marsblades, Sprungs, or standard roller chassis - $50 per pair.

-Basic sewing repairs, including elbow/shin pad straps and glove patches - $10 per strap or patch, gloved/pad sanitization included.

-Sewing crests onto blank jerseys - $25 per jersey, decresting not included and cannot be guaranteed.

-Tongue installation - $40 per pair.

-Tendon guard repair - depends on the severity of the damage. 

-Custom heel/toe lifts - $15 per piece, installation extra.

-Anything else - contact me for a quote or info. If I can't do it, I may know someone that can. 

-I can't repalm yet. I am looking for the appropriate machine. 

 

I'm an experienced visual and graphic designer of 20 years and would love to help the 2K community. I can do the following:

 

-Design your beer league team's jerseys, socks, helmet decals, apparel, bags, soakers, etc, then have them printed by Jerzeys FX, an amazing company. I use Stick Bandits (another fantastic company) for decals.

-Design custom gloves with a logo (created by myself or someone else) and have them created by Eagle, Warrior, or Fischer).

-Run and design your team's social media, including thumbnails, gameday posts, final score posts, updates, game pictures, etc.

-Design your team or company website. I can do something simple/easy to digest like mine or something more intricate. 

-Create highlight videos, hype videos, general team videos, etc. I can create custom videos based on your team's film, photos, etc. If you're in Northern California, I can come film or photograph your games as well. I am not a professional in either photography or videography, but am competent at it and translate it well to custom videos. 

 

What I use:

 

-Blademaster BC2005 sharpener with Howie's & Blademaster wheels  - standard hollows & crossgrinding/height matching.

-Blackstone X02 - FBV sharpening.

-Blademaster blade clamp and Custom Skate Works single & double runner jigs - I always use these when sharpening, height-matching, and profiling. They give me better feel and balance while making passes on the wheel. 

-Prosharp edge checker to check the edges while in the holder, Blademaster edge checker to double-check. Skates are sharpened until the edge checker is completely level, not "within 2 lines" or "almost level" like other shops such as "Sure Jockey" allow. 

-Rubber block & fine diamond hones - removing burrs and giving the cleanest & finest finish.

-SSM Profil contour machine - profiling. I profile both blades at once after a height-match for a spot-on matching profile. 

-Blademaster riveter, including pump attachment for easy & fast copper removal.

-Blademaster boot stretcher with different attachments and bunion add-ons. 

-Battco boot punch/clamp with many different attachment.s 

-Graf boot oven.

-Various tools - radial saw, heat gun, drill, levels, etc. 


www.goldengatesharpening.com - professional skate sharpening, profiling, boot mounting, repairs/modifications, & more.

I do not sell new steel, holders, or gear. All prices are firm. Please do not haggle, lowball, or ask, "what is your lowest price?"


#2 Golden Gate Sharpening

Golden Gate Sharpening

Posted 17 April 2020 - 11:21 AM

New post added. 


www.goldengatesharpening.com - professional skate sharpening, profiling, boot mounting, repairs/modifications, & more.

I do not sell new steel, holders, or gear. All prices are firm. Please do not haggle, lowball, or ask, "what is your lowest price?"


#3 mziegler

mziegler
  • LocationMontreal

Posted 26 May 2020 - 06:18 PM

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Holy shit guys. Jake is a magician. These just came in and I couldn't be happier. Elite.



#4 Dupes

Dupes

Posted 27 May 2020 - 05:41 AM

I moved your topic to the correct section of the forum :)


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#5 Golden Gate Sharpening

Golden Gate Sharpening

Posted 12 June 2020 - 12:42 PM

Thanks Dupes! Looking to get some conversions and repairs done? PM me if you're interested. $50 + return shipping for a conversion + free boot inspection and detailing.

www.goldengatesharpening.com - professional skate sharpening, profiling, boot mounting, repairs/modifications, & more.

I do not sell new steel, holders, or gear. All prices are firm. Please do not haggle, lowball, or ask, "what is your lowest price?"


#6 sharks_throwaway

sharks_throwaway
  • LocationSan Diego, CA

Posted 12 June 2020 - 02:43 PM

Over the years I’ve had Jake do a TON of work for me including sharpenings, equipment / apparel repair and even equipment modifications. Always top notch quality and workmanship. He’s a gear nerd just like the rest of us, and it really shows in the pride he takes in his work.

Would highly recommend.

#7 cgeartron

cgeartron

Posted 13 June 2020 - 02:28 AM

Jake recently did a one100 tongue swap for me to clean up the look on my Limited Edition 1S skates(IK its not pro stock, dont kill me pls lol). Great attention to detail, and it makes these skates perfect to flop now. 
Also sharpened my blades so im ready to finally hit the ice once the rinks open back up! I recommend his services to anyone who needs work done

 

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instagram @ccmcrazylightking

 

Always looking for CCM CLs size 14!

Let me know what you have!


#8 Golden Gate Sharpening

Golden Gate Sharpening

Posted 14 June 2020 - 01:13 PM

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Thanks for the kind words, gentlemen. Happy to help. 


www.goldengatesharpening.com - professional skate sharpening, profiling, boot mounting, repairs/modifications, & more.

I do not sell new steel, holders, or gear. All prices are firm. Please do not haggle, lowball, or ask, "what is your lowest price?"


#9 Buzz_LightBeer

Buzz_LightBeer

Posted 05 July 2020 - 03:49 PM

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Had Jake transfer some old Bauer bag logos onto practice unis. Couldn’t be happier.

Good Idea; Whistling while you work.

Bad Idea; Whistling while you eat.


#10 mwallner

mwallner
  • LocationSeattle

Posted 23 July 2020 - 11:50 AM

I had Jake do some work on my skates recently and I can’t say enough about the quality of the work. He swapped out a pair of marsblade holders on some skates and fixed heel lifts on my ice skates. Jake was able to fix heel lifts that a local Bay Area shop royally messed up. If you are thinking about getting some work done on your skates I would highly recommend Jake, he definitely cares about the quality of his work. The turnaround time on the work was super fast and Jake provided regular updates. I would not hesitate to have Jake do work on my skates in the future.



#11 mwallner

mwallner
  • LocationSeattle

Posted 23 July 2020 - 12:08 PM

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#12 Golden Gate Sharpening

Golden Gate Sharpening

Posted 23 July 2020 - 06:32 PM

Thanks guys! 


www.goldengatesharpening.com - professional skate sharpening, profiling, boot mounting, repairs/modifications, & more.

I do not sell new steel, holders, or gear. All prices are firm. Please do not haggle, lowball, or ask, "what is your lowest price?"


#13 Golden Gate Sharpening

Golden Gate Sharpening

Posted 22 December 2020 - 10:46 PM

With the lockdowns coming back into play, I've been seeing a lot of people wanting to get their backup skates converted to Marsblades/roller. I also have tons of accessories I can add to the order as well (tape, wax, etc.) for around $5/$10 each. I hope I'm not too annoying, but I figured I'd bring this back up just in case anyone wanted work done. 


www.goldengatesharpening.com - professional skate sharpening, profiling, boot mounting, repairs/modifications, & more.

I do not sell new steel, holders, or gear. All prices are firm. Please do not haggle, lowball, or ask, "what is your lowest price?"


#14 leftwinger37

leftwinger37
  • Location"The Great Lakes State"

Posted 08 January 2021 - 05:12 AM

I have done a few swaps with Jake over the years and know him to be a reputable, honest member of the S2K community. When I saw on Instagram that he was building up his business, I didn’t hesitate to reach out to him about getting a few sets of steel sharpened. We had a consult about my needs and I paid electronically. Easy breezy. I don’t live anywhere near the Bay Area (I’m in the Detroit burbs), but my steel got to him in 2 days via USPS Priority flat rate, he had them done next day and back in the mail. Not only was his turnaround time quick, but he noticed that I had a bent runner and corrected it. Your “assembly line” sharpeners don’t do that. I’m not skating right now due to the pandemic, so I haven’t been out for a rip yet, but everything looks great and I’m very pleased with the service and professionalism Jake provides. If you’re looking for an experienced sharpener that is focused on your needs, has an attention to detail, and a passion for what he does, give Jake and Golden Gate Sharpening a try. You’ll be happy you did plus you’ll be helping support small business and a valued member of this community.

Chris

#15 Golden Gate Sharpening

Golden Gate Sharpening

Posted 08 January 2021 - 08:24 PM

I have done a few swaps with Jake over the years and know him to be a reputable, honest member of the S2K community. When I saw on Instagram that he was building up his business, I didn’t hesitate to reach out to him about getting a few sets of steel sharpened. We had a consult about my needs and I paid electronically. Easy breezy. I don’t live anywhere near the Bay Area (I’m in the Detroit burbs), but my steel got to him in 2 days via USPS Priority flat rate, he had them done next day and back in the mail. Not only was his turnaround time quick, but he noticed that I had a bent runner and corrected it. Your “assembly line” sharpeners don’t do that. I’m not skating right now due to the pandemic, so I haven’t been out for a rip yet, but everything looks great and I’m very pleased with the service and professionalism Jake provides. If you’re looking for an experienced sharpener that is focused on your needs, has an attention to detail, and a passion for what he does, give Jake and Golden Gate Sharpening a try. You’ll be happy you did plus you’ll be helping support small business and a valued member of this community.

Chris

 

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www.goldengatesharpening.com - professional skate sharpening, profiling, boot mounting, repairs/modifications, & more.

I do not sell new steel, holders, or gear. All prices are firm. Please do not haggle, lowball, or ask, "what is your lowest price?"


#16 alereflammam

alereflammam

Posted 09 January 2021 - 05:33 PM

I sent my knives to Golden State Sharpening and they did a great job!

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Jake is a great member here.

#17 Golden Gate Sharpening

Golden Gate Sharpening

Posted 09 January 2021 - 06:15 PM

I sent my knives to Golden State Sharpening and they did a great job!



Jake is a great member here.

 

LOL! Hopefully they weren't too sharp and ripped through the package on the way back to Canada. 
 

Likewise to you.  :headbang:


www.goldengatesharpening.com - professional skate sharpening, profiling, boot mounting, repairs/modifications, & more.

I do not sell new steel, holders, or gear. All prices are firm. Please do not haggle, lowball, or ask, "what is your lowest price?"


#18 Golden Gate Sharpening

Golden Gate Sharpening

Posted 18 June 2021 - 07:53 PM

Update: my shop re-opened on June 15th. My SSM Profil profiler (made in Sweden) is here and I have 7, 9', 10', 11', 13', 26' goalie, 28' goalie, and 9/10 to start, but will be purchasing more templates as time goes on. I will also have a replicator tool which can replicate your current profile on one set of steel to another set. 

 

Profiling is $50 and does not include return shipping via USPS flat rate envelope. You can also drop off your full skates or steel if you're local. The steel will be height-matched, profiled, and sharpened to the hollow of your choice. 

 

I am also still performing all other services, so feel free to reach out any any time to see what I can do for you. 


www.goldengatesharpening.com - professional skate sharpening, profiling, boot mounting, repairs/modifications, & more.

I do not sell new steel, holders, or gear. All prices are firm. Please do not haggle, lowball, or ask, "what is your lowest price?"


#19 Golden Gate Sharpening

Golden Gate Sharpening

Posted 20 July 2021 - 11:31 PM

Update: I can replicate a profile from your current steel onto a new pair of steel with the SSM Profil. Each set of steel is height-matched, profiled, and then sharpened to the hollow of your choice. I can also send the steel back only cross-ground and unsharpened if you prefer to sharpen yourself. 


www.goldengatesharpening.com - professional skate sharpening, profiling, boot mounting, repairs/modifications, & more.

I do not sell new steel, holders, or gear. All prices are firm. Please do not haggle, lowball, or ask, "what is your lowest price?"


#20 Golden Gate Sharpening

Golden Gate Sharpening

Posted 01 October 2021 - 11:19 PM

I am now doing profiles. Each profile includes a height-match and sharpening. Brand new steel (including Step) is mismatched in height and profile out of the box, so a profile and height match will really give your steel that extra performance edge, even for beer leaguers.  


www.goldengatesharpening.com - professional skate sharpening, profiling, boot mounting, repairs/modifications, & more.

I do not sell new steel, holders, or gear. All prices are firm. Please do not haggle, lowball, or ask, "what is your lowest price?"