Well, I took on this abused case that wouldn't hold a screw with the wad of flat toothpicks that were stuffed up it. Wonder why... I know the preferred way would be to drill this whole mess out to a larger sized hols, and install a dowel to cleanly fill, then use a longer crew to hit virgin body wood. Looks like a 3/8" dowel will clean that up, but will be close. My question is seeking advice on how to get a clean hole into that oblong cavity? I am thinking using a step drill to keep me centered out to 3/8, then run the Forstner bit in to clean the hole and square the bottom. It's a cheap Squire bass so I have some latitude in the finished aesthetic. But, I'd prefer that it's mostly hidden by the Schaller strap lock button as much as possible. That measures just under a half inch so my drilling needs to be precise. I have a bench top drill press but most likely this will be freehand work. What say you all?