You will be accomadted at the RACV Club at Healesville for the 5 days arriving Sunday leaving Friday afternoon. (9-5 each day) which is included in the price of the course as is your first 20 Willow Blue English Willow Clefts. Lunch will be provided each day
Starting Monday morning you be working very closely with Ian Callen over the next 5 days, Ian will walked you through his WillowBlue Cricket Bat Willow Plantation learning about growing and nurturing the Cricket Bats.
He will be introduced you to the tools of trade, teach you how to sharpen and care for them.
He will introduce you to the timber and the grading of them.
Once you sharpened your tools you will learn how to use them. You will be shown how to process the timber to ready the blade for the handle. Learning how to splice the blade and glue the handle to fit.
Ian will show you how to design and shape the bat through to the balancing and finishing it all by hand. No CNC machines, Spindle Moulders or Copy Lathes
With Ian's guidance you will make two to three bats, complete a bat repair course, learning every step to finish your bat by hand before accreditiation.