I’m making a cribbage board for a friend and I was going to do it in solid 1.5" thick ash. So I need to put in all the peg holes to a depth of somewhere around 3/8". My question is if anyone has a good technique for making the peg holes. I tried a relatively shallow engrave and then followed up with a drill bit, using the engrave divots as drill starting points. This worked OK, but I had some problems with the drilling in that the holes are so close together in some spots that the drill bit tended to rip out the wood between adjacent holes. I also tried multiple concentric rings as score toolpaths with the idea that the entire area of the hole would be vaporized. This worked OK but wasn’t that clean.
Any other ideas?