Thanks all for your help - Whoever suggested the sharpened piece of copper
tubing chucked in the drill - worked like a charm! I started the hole with
a 3/8 fostner, chucked a piece of 3/8 sharpened copper tubing and drilled
into white oak like butter. Used a 3/8 plug cutter and the glue is setting
Thanks VERY MUCH! ...I was really stressing about it!