OK, so I've told one lie already. Who uses varnish anymore? It's polyurethane, but "polyurethaning the snowshoes" just doesn't sound appealing. It's like saying faux diamond or leatherette.
I'm a wooden snowshoes kind of girl. Not a big fan of metal and nylon ones. I think they are noisy. I grew up on wooden "shoes," and I'll die on them. (Maybe literally? There would be worse ways to go.)
So a few years ago I made this pair from a kit. I just love them! The kit had the wooden frame, and the nylon lacing. You follow the directions to weave the decking, then polyurethane it all, and this is what you end up with. But you have to recoat them every couple of years, because as the finish wears off it will expose the nylon, and then if that gets rubbed too much it will break. That would be REALLY bad.
So, I did the tops this morning, and I'll turn them over to do the bottoms before I head for bed tonight. And we are in the midst of our first real snowstorm, so there will be snow to shoe on once they are dry!
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