Assisted Fruit Picker With Scrap

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Introduction: Assisted Fruit Picker With Scrap

I've always problems with harvest my garden because the best fruis are so high where I can't reach them, also pulling them out is not the best way to do it.

In this Instructable, I'll show you how to create a very useful assisted fruit picker from scraps, using some old garden tools and bike parts that I have forgotten in my house.

Supplies

You'll need

Long stick (I used a bamboo one, but you can use a broomstick or anything)

Garden scissors

Bicycle brake handle

Bike brake cable

Cloth bag

Some screws

Tools:

Drill

5mm allen wrench

Step 1: Positioning

Position and fix the scissors and the brake on the stick.I used some screws to joint the parts

It is important to note that both elements must be diametrically opposite as shown in the figure

Step 2: Join Using the Bike Brake Cable

Cut the bike brake cable and insert it into the brake, then insert it through the stick by a hole previously made and pass the scissors.

Secure the cable with a fasting element.

Step 3: Prepare the Bag

Use an old cloth bag and hold it with the bike brake cable

Step 4: Attach the Bag to the Stick and Try It!

We're almost done, you must verify that the brake mechanism works and try it in a tree!

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    11 Comments

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    banman11
    banman11

    Question 2 years ago

    Hi , fantastic project.😁

    I was wondering how much cable travel do you get from the brake grip setup you have?

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    camilaramirezap
    camilaramirezap

    Answer 2 years ago

    Hi, between 4 or 5 centimeters, enough to fully react the scissors

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    seamster
    seamster

    2 years ago

    Very clever idea!

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    caitd3
    caitd3

    2 years ago

    We are going to do this one for sure. Our orange tree and the pomegranate both have nasty thorns. This is just what the doctor ordered!

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    stllbrown
    stllbrown

    2 years ago

    You just solved so many problems for me! Not just with trees, but also other things that need reaching with a tool you squeeze. Thank you!

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    banman11
    banman11

    Reply 2 years ago

    Me too!

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    camilaramirezap
    camilaramirezap

    Reply 2 years ago

    Nice, It's really useful.

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    pemazzei
    pemazzei

    2 years ago

    Hola, muy buena idea! Simple de hacer y barato. ¡Me gustó la bolsa con el refrán "Ciudad Lectora"! ¿Eres de Medelin? Gracias
    Paulo, de Brasil.

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    camilaramirezap
    camilaramirezap

    Reply 2 years ago

    Si, de Medellín! Saludos :)