Due to the high volume of equipment orders and Dave’s arthritis we are suspending production of our Marudai. Please check back with us this fall.
We make our marudai to Rodrick Owen's specifications which are based on Japanese marudai. There is much more to it than a simple disk of wood with a hole in the center. We have learned to make a velvety surface for the mirror so that threads don't slip yet won't catch and the shape is conducive to balance and symmetry for the braider. We use hard maple with a shellac finish (other than the mirror), the marudai screw together with machine screws so that they are easy to assemble and disassemble yet rock solid when in use. They can be assembled and disassembled thousands of times without worry that there will be any failure of the bolt and metal insert assembly
We offer two heights 16"/40.6cm and 26"/66cm. Some braiders like to kneel, put their Japanese style 16" marudai on a box or on a table to braid. The Western Style 26" marudai allows the braider to sit in a chair to braid. If you need a differnt height we are happy to work with you.
The marudai top or "mirror" is available in two diameters; approximately 25cm (10") and 30cm (12"); the hole is approximately 4cm (1.5) in diameter. The 10" marudai can easily hold 24 and the 12" 36 tama. The hard maple wood insures a light color and hence, good contrast for your threads. We recommend using 70 gram tama.
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March 4, 2014
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