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Learn how to Make & repair Cricket Bats

Please note:

Courses are postponed until Chinese Virus is under control.

The Accreditation Course is run over 5 days. You chose the 5 days that suit you. It can be over a number of weekends if you prefer. On the completion of the course you will receive a WillowBlue Bat Makers Accreditation. 

This means you will have the expertise to make cricket bats entirely by hand (No electric Copy Lathes, Spindle moulders or CNC machines) and access WillowBlue English Willow grown under environmental planting permits. 

During the course you will also learn how to sharpen traditional hand tools (Draw Knives, spoke shaves & block plains) and the skill of repairing cricket bats properly... not wishfully!

 You will trial these tools until you feel confident. 

You will progress to designing a bat; the fitting of handles; 

You will learn about the timber, its origins, processing and grading and by the end of the course you will have finished 2 cricket bats.

We will help you source your tools and all other bat making consumables.

The cost of the course includes accommodation and your first 10 WillowBlue English Willow Clefts and handles.

For the course time table see the link below:

cost; $6500

Course Information

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