I've used string/cotton on so many fishing rods (built them commercially for a while) and I think it's use on the sax has great merit. If you use rollers and a steady hand you can get the tension just right and build layers if required. Coating the bottom layer would secure it to the neck and the top layer/s would never move. The exciting think for me (other than not having compressed cork issues) is the possibilities of colour, patterns, pictures and endless creativity I could work on. I created all kinds of artwork on rods and no reason this wouldn't be the same. Makes we want to go and cut the cork off one of my necks right now, however I will be patient and let old man time take care of the current cork and then I will give it a go. Pictures will follow once I've played.