This weekend (02/05/2010) we received approximately 2 feet of snow. For some parts of the country this isn't alot of snow, but for the Washington DC, metro area this is enough to stop everything. I needed a way to make sure if something happened (I have three kids and a wife) and I needed to get to the main road I could (since my absent HOA hasn't plowed the street at least once yet) or just an excuse to make something with my son. I needed some snowshoes, every step I took, I sank into the snow. I'm sure there are many ways of doing this, however this is what I came up with using the materials in hand. While researching diy snowshoes, alot of the options out there involved street signs, or twigs. I needed to be able to make a set of shoes without going to the home center, and using only materials I already had on hand.
For this instructable you will need:
- 2 x pieces of 3/4 plywood - cut to a 12" x 24" (I only had 3/4" plywood, you could use something thinner).
- Drill & 3/8" bit
- Saw: reciprocal, jig, circular, or Dremel
- String basic nylon, so long as it is strong (2 x 4' pieces)
- Simple knot ability