Since this is my very first turning project ever, I can be excused.
This was going to be a new handle for a skew. Didn't drill the tang hole first. Should have. Now, I don't see any way I can successfully drill a straight hole into the end. I'll probably just make a bonker out of this and start over. Only salvation might be to just clamp up in vise and try to hand drill.
BTW, this is apricot wood I got from our drawing at the woodturners club. Hardest dang stuff. Won't cut/turn smooth. I thought seasoned Bradford Pear was among the hardest wood to turn I had encountered but this is worster. Not like OO or Cocobolo or some of those. They turn OK. This stuff resists. Rest of what I got is going into my scrap heap.
Will find another hunk of wood for next handle. Probably mahogany, maple, walnut, sumptin but not more of this.