Building Wooden Snowshoes & Snowshoe Furniture

Overview

Traditional snowshoes and the art of making them is alive and well in Gil Gilpatrick's authoritative book on the topic. With this book, you will learn how to make a variety of snowshoes and furniture made in the snowshoe style using updated materials. Skills such as bending and shaping wood, assembling parts and lacing are emphasized. You will learn how to select the size and style shoe that is right for you and how to make them. You will also find directions for making an end table, rocker, coffee table, ...

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Overview

Traditional snowshoes and the art of making them is alive and well in Gil Gilpatrick's authoritative book on the topic. With this book, you will learn how to make a variety of snowshoes and furniture made in the snowshoe style using updated materials. Skills such as bending and shaping wood, assembling parts and lacing are emphasized. You will learn how to select the size and style shoe that is right for you and how to make them. You will also find directions for making an end table, rocker, coffee table, footstool and wood holder in the traditional snowshoe style. Perfect for any rustic retreat. Detailed plans and patterns are included.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Hello sir,
I am writing you today just to thank you for the first book you wrote on Building Snowshoes. I started with that book over 25 years ago and have been building snowshoes ever since. I demonstrate the craft every year. I use both nylon twine and rawhide. I make shoes from 14" down to 8". The 8" shoes were for my daughters when they were three years old. I have also started to make some Acadian Snowshoe Chairs from an example made in the late 1700's. It is a very simple chair with great lines. I have also used your book on building a strip canoe. It is a great pastime in these snowy months and very relaxing. Thanks and take care.

(Review is in german and awaiting translation to english)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565234857
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/1/2011
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 950,504
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Gil Gilpatrick has been a Master Maine Guide for over 40 years and taught Outdoor Resources at the Skowhegan Vocational Center in Maine for nearly 30 years. He has written extensively about his experiences in the outdoors and his knowledge of how to build outdoor equipment.

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Table of Contents

I. Building Snowshoes
*Introduction
*Size and Style
*Shaping and Frames
*Bending the Frames
*Assembly of the Frames
*Making Bearpaws
*Filling the Snowshoes
*Binding
II. Building Snowshoe Furniture
*Introduction
*Bending Wood
*Snowshoe End Table
*Snowshoe Rocker
*Snowshoe Coffee Table
*Snowshoe Footstool
*Snowshoe Wood Holder
Appendix I: Patterns and Drawings
Appendiz II: Supply Sources

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