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Braiding

 

MARUDAI

This braiding table is made entirely of Hard Maple (Acer saccharum).
This species is ideal, providing strength, durability and ultra smooth surfaces.
Table is made with three legs, aligned so that only one leg faces the braider.

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Marudai

All of the connecting hardware is made of steel for strength and durability.
Assembly and disassembly is straight forward and requires only a coin or simple screwdriver.
Entire table can be stored in a 14" x 14" x 3" (350mm x 350mm x 76mm) box or bag.
The only loose hardware is three screws and three washers.
These can be securely stored by fitting them into the leg ends.

The fully turned legs are made in two pieces that can be used individually or connected together.
With one set of legs, the table height can be 12", 16" or 24" (305mm, 405mm or 610mm).

The table top, 'mirror' (Kagami) is available in 10" (255mm) and 12" (305mm).

The shape of the well (Hekomi) and central hole (Kagami no ana) shape and dimensions have been calculated for best braiding.
Many thanks to Sarah Symons who did the mathematical calculations and testing for the Hekomi / Kagami no ana design.
The overall dimensions and shape follows Michael Hattori's design recommendations.
Details available on the American Kumihimo Society page (here).
This page also contains links to online techniques & tutorials.

Base / leg / mirror assembly dimensions and hardware for both sizes of mirrors are identical.
Mirrors may be purchased seperately for those who need both sizes but only require one leg / base set.

TAMA

Tama are made from the same Hard Maple (Acer saccharum) as the Marudai above.
Weight is easily adjustable, only need a small coin to disassemble for the addition or removal of weights.
Marudai bobbins
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Size:        (52mm x 41mm) 2" x 1.6"
Weight:   adjustable; 25 grams 'empty' to 90 grams in 3 gram steps.




Prices / Shipping

All prices are in Canadian Dollars


10 inch (254mm) Marudai table:   $ 140.00 each

12 inch (305mm) Marudai table:    $ 150.00 each

10 inch (254mm) Mirror only:        $ 50.00 each

12 inch (305mm) Mirror only:        $ 60.00 each

90 gram adjustable Tama (25 - 90 gram):  $ 9.00 each


254mm (10") Marudai  table     $ 140.00 each

305mm (12") Marudai table      $ 150.00 each

254mm (10"), Mirror only         $ 50.00 each

305mm (12"), Mirror only         $ 60.00 each

90 gram, adjustable Tama         $ 9.00 each



Packaging & Shipping by parcel post:

Anywhere in Canada:      $ 22.00 (complete Marudai table)
                                            $ 10.00 (12 Tama only)
                                            $ 15.00 (24 Tama only)

Anywhere in the continental USA:  $ 35.00 (complete Marudai table)
                                            $ 12.00 (12 Tama only)
                                            $ 17.00 (24 Tama only)

Adding Tama (bobbins) to a Marudai table shipment:

        Per dozen Tama:   $ 5.00  (maximum 24 Tama)


International shipments quoted separately

Shipping by methods other than parcel post quoted separately