Re: Stripped screw hole in neck for Top Lok III, conversion to bolt-through nut??
Oh yeah, drilling those sunken holes are a bear to do nicely(but using the bit form the Kreg Pocket Screw system might give you a fighting chance). Having said that, I would probably get a proper plug and drill/fill the hole. Stewmac sells plug cutters so you can cut a proper plug(with the grain in the right direction) from a scrap of maple. While I have successfully plugged stripped holes in neck heels and used hardwood dowel from Home Depot, I agree that this repair needs to be done right or its not going to last.