…pilot hole with a stabby thing first.
…but it’s called a “stabby thing” for a reason, and there’s a good chance that your finger will become a “stabbed thing”. Thimble?
Pretty sure I could still put a hole in my finger if I was wearing a Milanese plate gauntlet 🙂
Figure held in vice avoids most stabby/ pointy thing injuries in my experience.
Growing old is mandatory, growing up is entirely optional!