How to Make Snowshoes

Snowshoeing is a low-cost winter sport that requires little investment, especially if you're reasonably skilled at woodworking and willing to learn how to make snowshoes.



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Diagram shows method of lacing the toe of a snowshoe as described in the article.
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Learn how to make snowshoes and scenes like this could be in your future.
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The making of a snowshoe: Lengths of split ash are steamed and then dried into shape on a wooden jig.
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Diagram shows method of cutting wood to the proper dimensions, creating a snowshoe pattern, and creating a toe curve. 
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Diagram shows the method of lacing the middle of a snowshoe, as described in the article.  
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Diagram shows the dimensions of the jig.
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