I just had a post from someone about making a glass kumihimo stand. Just about two weeks ago I posted a free tutorial on JewelryLessons.com regarding this same things. I spent less than $20 for my marudai and its great. The other parts I had on hand.
I'd like everyone to go take a look and download it. The site allows visitors if you don't want to sign up. Signing up is free and its a great site. More in metal work, but some in Kumihimo and some in beadwork.
We're just in the middle of the holiday season, so Blessed Be and Have a Happy Holiday Season.