Autumn is coming and it's time to harvest. Everything is simple with vegetables - they mostly grow on the ground and access to them is unlimited. As for the berries, it is difficult to get them, because most of the berries grow on trees, which are usually higher than human height. This device will help you to pick berries such as cherries, apples such as rannethock, shadberry, etc. With this tool you can pick berries from inaccessible tree heights. This berry picker is made of PVC pipe. For the formation of plastic used heat. Two "fingers" on the working end of the pipe collect the fruits. Then the berry falls through the pipe and lands in a plastic bag tied to the other end.
Let's start making a tool for collecting berries
You will need a piece of PVC pipe (you can buy it in a building store). The size of the height depends on your needs and the height of your trees, and the inside diameter of the size of the fruit that you are going toassemble.
Hand-draw a sketch of your fingers with a pencil or felt-tip pen.
Make cutouts for the sketch. It is convenient to use metal shears for work.
Next, you need to heat the working part of the berry collector to soften the PVC plastic. I used a gas burner for heating, but it is better and safer to use an electric stove. If you have a building dryer, you can use it. The most important thing: when working with heating devices, be especially careful not to burn yourself. All work on the heating of plastic is desirable to carry out on the street or in a well-ventilated area, since plastic fumes are very toxic and can harm your body. Keep plastic away from fire, preventing it from igniting. Just do not forget to take care of the fire extinguishing items, be it a fire extinguisher, a bucket of water or sand.
After the plastic is softened, it needs to be shaped, for this I used a stone wall.You must take the form of a hook.
We wait a couple of minutes - until it cools and hardens. On this the working part of the collector is ready. Now we pass to the bottom part. So that the bag with berries put on the pipe does not fly it needs to be molded, preheating.
I used a glass mold to extrude juice. You can take any heat-resistant object of convex shape.
That's all: the collector is ready. We dress the package, we tie it up with a string and go test it out.
I hope it makes your work easier and more enjoyable.