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Cranberry Scoop
     Cranberries are in season and you will need a scoop to make sure you get every last one. Well not really, this is a decorative scoop that is based on some designs I've seen of old cranberry scoops.

Cranberry Scoop

Here's what you'll need:
5' of 6" X 3/4" cedar.

Cut two pieces 13" long and true the edges so you can join them.
Bond the two pieces together so you have a piece 13" X about 11"
After this piece is dry cut it down to 13" X 10".
Lay out the tines so they are 1/2" wide with 1/4" spacing. Start with a 1/4" space and end with a 1/4" space. Cut them 6" deep with either square or rounded bottoms (ours are square).

Cut Slots

Cut a point onto each tine. I used a 1" diameter hole template from the center of each time to give it a nice radius.
Round the Points

Make the sides 13" X 5".
Starting about 5 1/2" from the back make a nice curve as shown in the picture. Cut one side first and use it for the pattern of the other side.
Rake and Sides

Sand everything down.
Cut the front 5" X 11". You may have to adjust that measurement slightly depending on the thickness of the sides.
Cut the bottom to fit exactly between all sides, approximately 10" X 4 1/2".
Cut two pieces for the handle 2 1/2" X 9 1/2". Clamp and glue them together. After they are dry I re cut it to make the sides even.
Layout your handle to match ours. The posts for the handle are each 1" square and the cutout is 1 1/2" X 2 1/2". Add a little shape to the end to stop your hand from sliding off when you are scooping cranberries.

Sand and stain all the pieces.
Drill two holes in the front for the handle. Drill two pilot holes in the handle and mount it to the front.
Glue and nail all the pieces together.
Patch and stain any holes and you are ready to start harvesting.

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