Since I'm going to be sticking with a piece that has a larger shank than my previous one, I decided to recork my bari neck two weeks ago. Two things conspired to ruin my hard work: A. The Ponzol piece I'm using is long and heavy, and it you can see it sits pretty far out on the cork. 2. I had to use thick cork to get it up to the right size.
Does anybody ever build up a neck with more solid material, like plastic, under thin cork? That would probably help the situation. If so, what have you used?
On a related note, any of you machinists want to help me out? I'd like to make an extension for the mouthpiece, maybe from Delrin rod. Something simple where I can slip the moutpiece in one end, and the other end's I.D. matches the mouthpiece's, to give it about an extra 3/4" or so in length.