Shown is the end of a 1/2" Sorby bowl gouge. I was aligning it in my new Wolverine sharpening jig and the shaft just slipped out of the handle. Very disappointing to find that only 2 1/2" of shaft goes into the handle. On a tool this large, I would hope for about 4" in the wood for strength. And, it should have been better affixed in there, IMHO. I'm going to rough up the end with a file and reset with ape glue.