After our clients cricket bat willow trees arrive in the yard, the trees are cut into lengths with chainsaws. Each length is then carefully divided up into the right sizes ensuring we optimise the full length of the wood, so waste is minimal. Each piece is then cut to the rough shape of a cricket bat.
They are now known as clefts and ready for drying in the kiln!
Looks like a giant game of Jenga, no!?