The Big Brother system 2 from Hamlet consists of a heavy duty hollowing tool designed for producing medium to large hollow forms on your woodturning lathe. A robust handle with a comfortable grip incorporates a 16mm diameter shaft to which the cleverly designed cutting tip is attached. A tool designed for deep hollowing needs to be heavy and well balanced, and weighing in at approximately 2.2kg, this tool will not disappoint. The swivelling tip which connects directly to the end of the main 5/8" diameter stem will reach deep into most areas of your vessel. A curved stem also 5/8" diameter is available as an optional extra for reaching under overhanging rims. A side handle and tool post gate giving excellent control of the tool are available as optional accessories. Sharpening is simple, take a diamond or ceramic whetstone and in a circular movement hone around the cutting edge, a few strokes will be enough. Do not hone across the cutting edge and DO NOT attempt to sharpen the inside. Do not attempt to sharpen the tool by grinding. Be sure to watch our online video to see how well this tool performs.