Ida O. Johnsen Snowshoes May 22nd, 2018 - 18:26:32
Modern snowshoes usually have an aluminum or stainless steel frame and neoprene/nylon or polypropylene decking; the toe is generally tilted upward to allow for easier maneuverability. In order to work as intended snowshoes must not be allowed to accumulate snow on the tops. This is usually prevented by use of a latticework which allows any snow to fall through the snowshoe. Some snowshoes use no latticework having a solid plastic decking; however these models do not appear to have a problem with accumulated snow. If they did they would not be as popular as they are. Many modern snowshoes also incorporate crampons which are essentially spikes that protrude from the bottoms of the shoes. Crampons help with mountaineering and glacier travel providing additional traction in snow and ice.
of bleach. This is to keep bacteria from developing. If you dont the rawhide will stink after a couple of days. Doesnt affect the rawhide much but your friends will avoid you for a few days after working with this stinking rawhide. If the rawhide in not relaxed enough soak longer but add the pinesol/bleach. After relaxing the lace rinse with warm water and begin your project. Rawhide skins: The larger and thicker the skin the longer it will take to relax it. Please note no skin will ever relax to its original state (i.e. When the skin was first removed from the animal and hair was removed) It will be close but once processed into a dried skin the fibers shrink and just cannot fully rejuvenate. OK lets start with deer and elk skins. Find a container large enough to get at least half of the skin submerged.
Look for fleshing cuts on the back side of the skin when laying out your pattern. These thin areas can break through when the rawhide is drying. Also brands can be a problem. Darker rawhide is stronger than light lighter spots usually have a higher fat content and can be weaker. A thought for drum makers. I have cut my pattern out while the rawhide is dry then soak just that piece. If you do decide to soak the whole skin and either have scraps left over or find you do not have time to work with the rawhide right away just place it in a plastic bag and freeze. Thaw out in water or room temperature to use again. Do not take out and forget it it will begin to spoil after a couple of days.
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