- your cords look great!! I have 5 1/2 more school days, and then I can take a crack at this!
I haven't attempted gluing the foam together, but I did just buy some spray adhesive (although you have to stick things together within 15 seconds to get a permanent bond- I don't know if I can move that fast!).
Here's a possible alternative...
In the Beginner's Guide to Braiding: Kumihimo
, she uses a marudai that looks like a wooden stool with a hole cut in the center. It also has a depression that the hole is in the center of. It doesn't have any grooves cut into it to hold the fibers in place- she uses the weight of the spools to do that, I think.
I could certainly cut a hole in the center of a small unfinished stool, I don't think I could do the depression bit, but I don't think it's critical. Hit it with some sandpaper and I should be good to go!
Do you think that if I put polyurethane on it that it would make it easier to use or more difficult?