DIY Stylus Guard Help

I'm sending my main cartridge off for rebuild and I need to mount a wood body modified DL103r into my SME. Last time I broke the cantilever off so I'm looking to create a stylus guard for the installation process. Has anyone made a stylus guard for their cartridge? Any suggestions besides getting new hands installed that aren't clumsy?
I successfully made one for an old cartridge by using a knife to carve out a wine cork. Worked like a charm!
Very creative cleeds. You can loop masking tape over the cantilever in successive layers. After ten layers or so it will become pretty stiff.