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Best to fill these?

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Mdmoore255, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. Mdmoore255

    Mdmoore255 TDPRI Member

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    6AFBF291-E8D9-4973-AA3D-F32FE5153025.jpeg hey folks,

    I’m putting a Bigsby in this tele and some of the old bridge plate holes are interfering with the Bigsby plate.

    Would you recommend filling with wood/glue or some form of epoxy so I can redrill them in the correct position.

    Thanks in advance.

    -Mike
     
  2. Itchyfeet1000

    Itchyfeet1000 Tele-Meister

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    I used wooden skewers and superglue when I did mine. It worked perfectly.
     
  3. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County
    I'd use unwaxed flat toothpick ends and some yellow glue. Pack them in and that'll give you some edge grain for the screw to bite into. Dowels and similar products are all end grain which has little holding power for screws. You need to let the glue dry probably overnight to get that to work for you though.
     
  4. Dismalhead

    Dismalhead Poster Extraordinaire

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    Toothpicks and wood glue. Recently bought a cheap dremel kit at Harbour Freight and it works great for leveling and not screwing up the surrounding finish.
     
  5. Ronkirn

    Ronkirn Doctor of Teleocity Vendor Member

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    Yes, I always fill old holes... if they are in close proximity to a new hole that must be drilled, the presence of the old hole can make the drill bit want to "wander" into it, creating a nice new crooked hole.

    fill 'em, fill 'em all..

    rk
     
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  6. 2blue2

    2blue2 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    And welcome aboard.
     
  7. Mdmoore255

    Mdmoore255 TDPRI Member

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    Thanks for the tips, I’ll use wood glue and toothpicks.

    Appreciate the welcome.
     
  8. Mdmoore255

    Mdmoore255 TDPRI Member

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    I went the super glue route thinking it would dry super fast. It’s been in about half an hour and still wet at the top. I’m so impatient
     
  9. Ronkirn

    Ronkirn Doctor of Teleocity Vendor Member

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    Yep, instant glue is many things, but instant isn't on the list... :p

    r
     
  10. Mdmoore255

    Mdmoore255 TDPRI Member

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    91FCE315-B239-458D-AFFA-8496BAF586E7.jpeg It did work well though!
     
  11. schmee

    schmee Friend of Leo's

    Jun 2, 2003
    northwest
    I use wood dowel/toothpick and ISO glue (5 second glue) but sometimes epoxy, if the fit isn't tight as it fills well.
     
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