First of all I hunted in the scrap bin and found a piece of 5/16" steel. 1/4" would have done but I work with what I have. It is mounted in a vise and marked to cut off a piece about 3" x 5/8" . I used an angle grinder but a hack saw would do fine if a bit slower.
That piece goes back into the vise ready to have the end ground to a receiving platform. Again I am using an angle grinder but if you do not have one, it could be ground on the grinder.
Here are a couple of shots of the receiving platform ground to about the half way part of the rod and about 7/8" long.
Now to the drill press where the bar is drilled on each end, one to 13/64" to receive a tapping for a 6m x 1 bolt and the other to 15/64" to receive another bolt without tapping. Your bolt may vary in size so drill accordingly. The receiving platform on the rod is drilled to be tapped.
The parts ready for assembly. From the upper left, a 3/16" cutting tip, 6mm washer, 6mm bolt, articulating bar, 6mm bolt, shaft.
Finally, here it is mounted in a home made arm brace, ready to be used. Any hollowing tool with the cutting tip so far from the angle of rotation will have a lot of torque so an arm brace helps to give control.
Not able to leave well enough alone, I made a few changes. First of all I made a shorter arm and then changed from hex cap bolts to a pan head for the cutter and flat head for the arms. I also countersunk for the flat head screws. Here is, starting from the upper left, the cutting tip, washer, pan head screw, flat head screws, short arm, long arm, and shaft.