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Ojibwa Finished Snowshoe

Sale price$319.00
Size:9 x 36" Youth Size chart
In stock
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Explore the Ojibwa Finished Snowshoe Features

We make our snowshoes by hand, using only the finest white ash wood employing time-honored construction methods.
First, we start with rough-sawn ash boards and machine the wood (rip, cut, joint) to create the frame components of your snowshoes before bending and assembling them into their final form.
The bending process begins with a boiler-style steam box and snowshoe jigs or forms. The parts are then removed from the forms and placed into 'dry jigs' to set. Snowshoe frame assembly starts with removing the dry jigs and processing them one shoe at a time as they are routed, sanded, and riveted into completed frames.
Finishing a pair of snowshoes begins with preparing each wooden frame for lacing. The lacing used is tubular nylon and is both strong and durable. We have talented local lacers that we rely on to make our lacing patterns at the level of quality that meets our high standards.
After the laced snowshoes have been inspected, we proceed with the final steps. Snowshoes are dipped in a clear coat of exterior polyurethane varnish, allowing the excess to drip off and dry overnight. The lacing tabs are trimmed after the first dip, and this process is repeated three times to achieve the mill thickness required for a lifetime of protection.
After curing for several weeks in a dry and warm environment, the shoes are considered ready for use.