Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Longmont, Colorado
Re: Filling Screw Hole in Spring Cavity
A hardwood dowel is the best choice (make sure to buy "hardwood", yeah, ask for it at Home Depot then laugh like Beavis), but yeah, it can be hard to drill in the trem cavity so the toothpick thing will work also. Toothpicks are pine which is relatively soft but the glue will harden them up so they will work okay. Toothpicks and glue are commonly used to fix stripped out strap button holes, but the foce from the trem spring is pulling straight against the screw, that's why a tougher wood will be better.