dozer, thanks for the tip. I was just wondering how others drill. I start the short bits on both ends and the long one from both sides and try to meet at the hook hole. Everywhere I read said, slower the better. I still get the occasional misfire, which I'm trying to avoid. I have access to a lot poplar and mahogany, I'm guessing they're on the harder side.
Rob, its kinda like my fishing... always in the wrong place..