Callen Cricket Pty Ltd  

WillowBlue it's Australian for English Willow

On line Bat Making Course 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW


The cost of the course ($3,750.00)  includes:

10 WillowBlue English Willow blade components (4 x grade 1, 3 x grade 2, 3 x grade 3, pressed spliced and cut to a rough shape) 10 handles, 10 grips, binding spool and I bat grip cone. 

You will learn how to make the bat and finish it by hand. 

You will not need machinery of any kind; you can grow your Bat Making enterprise and acquire machinery as you develop and hone your skills. 

Re ordering supplies: Minimum order is 10 clefts, 

Once you have paid for the course you'll be provide information on where to look for old tools or where you can purchase new ones; such as spoke shaves, draw knives and wood planes


THE COURSE WILL CONSIST OF THE FOLLOWING


  • Overview of course
  • Tools & Equipment required   
  • Safety and workshop setup
  • Introduction to your Tools
  • Sharpening & maintenance
  • Using your tools
  • The Cricket Bat Willow
  • Grading the Willow & Preparation.
  • Splicing , Fitting & gluing the handle
  • Shaping the bat
  • Drawing the Blade
  • Planning & shaving
  • Shaping shoulders & Balancing
  • Sanding procedures
  • Binding the Handle
  • Fitting the grip
  • Cosmetic design & finishing applications
  • Bat Repairs (facial damage, splits, cracks, binding, pig skin, re handles, split shoulders and reinforcing)