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Callen Cricket Pty Ltd  

WillowBlue it's Australian for English Willow

Become a Bat Maker and Start your Own Brand

It does not matter where you live you now have the opportunity to become a Bat Maker

without the cost of expensive machinery and learn how to make Bats on line.

With practice you will be producing a quality product and service to cricketers in your community whilst helping to grow a new industry Ian has started.

Lessons are easy to follow and understand.

Each lesson takes you through the various stages of bat making so that by the end of the course you will have already hand crafted and finished 3 bats.

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The cost of the course ($2,750.00) and includes:

3 WillowBlue English Willow blade components, the cleft will come rough shaped, pressed, spliced and cut to width) The handles will be spliced ready to fit.

You will learn how to make the bat and finish the bat completely 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.

Once you finish the course you will Face Time Ian and show your finished product for accreditation.

Once accredited you will then be able to order supplies.

A Minimum order is 10 components.


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)