#1
So I got some straplocks for X-mas...


I put the new screws in and such...


They totally stripped the wood clean.


I tried to use bigger screws, but then the straplock part wont fit.


What should I do to fill the hole?
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#2
Stronger than nails!

Or an Epoxy based wood filler should do the trick nicely, you can pick a small canister of that up at a local hardware store for about $/£5. Just tell someone there what your lookin for and I'm sure they'll help.

Ive heard of people using standard household super glue but I'm not sure how that would work out, might be ok though butwoodfillers specificaly designed for that and might cope with the stress better.
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Last edited by Dithindious at Feb 4, 2008,
#3
Put a toothpick in the strap hole and the thread of the straplock should grip into it.
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#4
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+1


any kind of solid wood filler should work
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#5
Options include:

Cocktail sticks, matches, super glue, wood glue, PVA glue and wood filler.

That's all I can think of right now.
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#6
Break up a toothpick, pack it in, add a little elmer's glue.
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#7
I actually had the same exact problem about a month ago. Wood filler works perfectly and has held strongly so far. I just filled the hole, making sure that it was compact and there weren't random air pockets, then let it dry overnight and it was all set.
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#9
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What type of wood stripped so easily?


It can happen with any wood both my Iceman (basswood) and my S470 (Mahogany) had this happen to them when I changed the strap buttons.
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#10
Long story short...

Friend buys used guitar, friend plays used guitar, used guitar's strap button falls out, used guitar's neck breaks, friend finds remnants of matchsticks in the hole...

After this incident, I'll never use the matchstick trick again.

Find a dowel that fits snug, wood glue it and re-drill the hole accordingly.
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