Growing

Growing Cricket Bats in Australia

Bat Making Course 

Monday

8:00am- 4:30pm

9am          Welcome introduction

9.30am     Overview of course

10am        Morning Tea

10.30am   Tools & Equipment   

12noon     Lunch

12.45pm   Safety and workshop setup

2pm          Introduction to your Tools

3.15pm     Afternoon Tea


Tuesday

8:30am-4:30pm

8.30am      Sharpening & maintenance

10am         Morning Tea

10.30am    Using your tools

12noon Lunch

12.45pm   The Cricket Bat Willow

2pm          Grading the Willow & Preparation.

3.15          Afternoon Tea


Wednesday

8:30am-4:30pm

8.30am     Splicing , Fitting & gluing the handle

10am        Morning Tea

12noon     Lunch

12.45pm   Drawing the Blade

2pm          Planning & shaving

3.15           Afternoon Tea


Thursday

8:30am-4:30pm

8.30am      Shaping shoulders & Balancing

10am         Morning Tea

10.30am    Sanding, Boning & Buffing procedures

12noon      Lunch

12.45pm    Binding the Handle

2pm           Fitting the grip

3.15pm      Afternoon Tea

3.30pm      Cosmetic finishing applications


Friday

8:30am-4:30pm

Repairing Bats

Review