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Snowshoe Webbing

These cow rawhide full grain laces are ideal for restringing snowshoes, furniture, or making other craft projects.  The full grain laces are best for lacing snowshoes because there is less damage from water to the grain than with the split laces.  For other projects, see our entry for Rawhide Lacing.

There are different ways of webbing snowshoes, but we spoke with a representative from the large snowshoe-manufacturing company we deal with to find out how much lacing they use when making a pair of 12" x 42" snowshoes.  They use two different thicknesses of webbing: 3/16" for the toe and back and 1/2" for the middle.  One bundle of 3/16" lacing will do the toe and back of two pairs of snowshoes. One bundle of 1/2" lacing will do the middle of one pair of snowshoes.  Keep in mind that this is a rough estimate and you should measure out the lacing you will need by wrapping your snowshoe with rope.

PLEASE NOTE: rawhide lacing is stiff and must be wetted before use.  It will then dry stiff.  We have had customers order rawhide laces thinking that they are getting a nice soft lace and are disappointed because it is stiff.

Please click HERE for Pricing on this lacing which is also used for making canoe seats.

* The thin lacing is made using very thin cow hides and is significantly thinner than the regular 3/16" lacing. 

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Product of Canada

Care of Rawhide

The most important thing for rawhide, especially for snowshoes, is to never let them freeze when the lacing is wet.  Store the canoe seat, snowshoes, etc. away from the sun in a cool dry place.  Varnishing the rawhide is prevents it from getting wet.  Re-varnishing once every year is also recommended.

Related Products

Click HERE for the Leather Lacing.

Click HERE for Waxed Thread.

Click HERE for the Rawhide Lacing main page.