Many of you probably do this or are at least aware of the method. For those who aren't it can be handy if you only use a pocket hole occasionally or your neighbor permanently borrowed your jig . I have a spot where you might traditionally use a glue block or nothing at all. Being a belt-and-suspenders kinda guy, I wanted a little mechanical strength in a certain location that didn't provide enough width to accept a Kreg-style pocket hole without tunneling in from a perpendicular edge. That is; the counterbore for the screw path would have normally started 2-1/2" back from the edge . . . but, the piece is only about 1-1/4" wide. This was too narrow even for the mini pocket hole jigs geometry. Be that as it may . . . .
Drill a 3/4" hole 1/4" deep.
The hole bottom and entrance edge act as an angle guide for drilling the pilot hole.
Normally I do not let the pilot exit the far end (much like a Kreg jig approach) but, I wanted you guys to see what's up.