Snow shoes like tennis rackets
I need snow shoes around the house. Literally. When there's a foot of snow and I need to walk around the house to rake of the snow from the eaves, it can be tiresome shoveling all around the house. Last year I grabbed a couple of tennis rackets and used some old copper house wires to hold them on. Didn't work too well and they kept falling of. Not what you want to happen when you're standing on top of a mound of unpacked snow.
So for this year I decided to make some bindings. First try was a binding woven together with rope. After making one, it looked kind of cool, but took me way too long to do one. After rethinking and a suggestion from my wife to use rubber, I figured out how to use an old bicycle inner tube. It took 5 minutes for the second snow shoe. Off I went in the snow to test them out, with one inner tube binding and one woven binding. The woven one had to be tied outside in the cold and fell off within 5 minutes. The inner tube binding just slipped on and held tight the whole time.