How can I drill a straight hole through 15 inches of oak/Poplar. It is laminated 1" X 3" boards. I tried a 24" long drill bit on my drill press. But it wouldn't go all the way through. I tried drilling by hand and the hole was not straight. I thought about getting a helper and on the drill press drill as deep as I can then slowly raise the table drill some more, raise the table drill some more etc. Not sure this is safe. Any thoughts? Thanks
To Clarify, I am trying to drill a 1/2" hole
Wood an Auger bit work better than a twist drill bit?