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3/8". I have a drill bit and open end wrench that I checked to be accurate and use those for the hole in the mirror body and to thickness the tenon. They stay together in my lathe tool box as a matching set.
However if it's a wood that is really weak or has grain runout that could lead to breakage I predrill the end and insert a 3/16" steel rod about 2 inches into the end. Sometimes I'll do this before turning and grip the rod as my drive center. Sometimes if I'm brave I'll drill it afterwords on the drill press with a special jig I made to hold the handles.
 
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