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Advanced Elbo 2 Hollowing System

Elbo 2 Hollowing System

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Orders place M-F will usually ship in 24 hours but due to high demand may take up to 5 days
Package Savings:
$65 savings over items purchased individually
Elbo 2 Images:
Due to recent improvements the Elbo 2 differs slightly from the photos
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The Advanced Elbo 2* includes:

  • Elbo 2 (articulating arm and base)
  • Elbo 2 Laser Guide
  • 16” Straight Cutting Bar (comes with one ¼” cutter and one 3/16” cutter)
  • 16” Stabilizing Handle (wood grip hand turned by Tim Yoder)

To complete your order you must choose the base to fit your lathe.

  • Tall Base works with swings 19.5"-26.5"
  • Short Base works with swings 11.5"-19.5"

(Swing is the distance from your lathe bed to the center of the spindle multiplied by 2. For example, 8” from bed to spindle x 2 = a 16” swing)

Don’t forget to visit the Accessories page to purchase carbide cutters, bar adapters, replacement cutters and sharpening jigs!

Product Description

The Advanced Elbo 2 (AE2) is for the woodturner who wants to turn vases and wide mouth vessels with accurate wall thicknesses. Machined from solid steel the AE2 provides unique articulation, a removable stabilizer handle, nickle protective coating, native 3/4" receiver for bars, adapts to 3/8", 1/2" and 3/8" bars, universal lathe mounting base and is entirely milled and assembled in Tulsa, Oklahoma USA by Tim Yoder. Note: If you later wish to create more rounded shapes with small openings I recommend that you purchase the John Jordan Hook Tool

The Elbo 2 at its core is a unique articulating arm that provides fingertip control and robust construction for hollowing vessels. The original Elbo was the first hollowing system to use articuation and the Elbo 2 improves upon that design. The tool is rock solid and can work on any length lathe.

The Laser Guide dramatically decreases the time you spend hollowing. Using calipers to measure the wall thickness of your vessel requires you to stop every minute or so to check your progress.  The laser guide gives you a bright red dot to watch. When that dot falls off the wood you have achieved your final thickness.

The 16" straight cutter arm allows you to hollow up to 12" deep. It comes with two 5% Cobalt high speed steel cutters. The 1/4" cutter is designed for quickly hogging out green wood. It is also great for those final smoothing cuts. The 3/16" cutter is perfect for deep hollowing and difficult wood. Because of its small profile it takes a smaller bite reducing vibration and catches allowing you to go deeper into your blank. Each cutter is over 2" long. With that much steel your cutter can last you months and even years.

The 16" handle provides stability when hollowing and when you begin to go deeper into the wood. With a gentle swing of the handle your tool tip swings in small controlled movements. This gives you precise control of the cutter tip, reducing miscuts and catches. 


All products may be returned for a full refund with free return shipping within 30 days of purchase. We will send you a postage paid label for any return. Elbo Tool items MUST be packaged in the original packaging material to receive free return shipping. If you do not have the packaging material let us know and we will ship you the cushioning. There will be a $20 charge for shipping the packaging materials and that will be deducted from your refund. We will include a postage paid return label. Items returned after 30 days up to 180 days will receive a refund minus return shipping charges. We will send you a postage paid return label. Refunds only apply to the original purchaser.

*Product will look slightly different than the photos due to recent upgrades to the Elbo 2.

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All of our products are warrantied to be free from defects or manufacturing issues for one year from the purchase date. However no matter how long you have had the tool if you have any mechanical issues please contact us through the ‘Contact’ page and we will work with you to correct the issue. Warranty does not cover abuse, neglect or ‘brain farts’.

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  • 5
    Advanced Elbo2 hollowing system

    Posted by Larry McCarthy on 2nd Mar 2024

    Well designed product comes with thorough clear to follow setup instructions. Able to hollow at all angles with cutter tip under complete control

  • 5

    Posted by Angie Dallas on 16th Dec 2022

    Tim was amazing in helping me get exactly what I needed for my lathe. His craftsmanship is phenomenal! I would highly recommend his tools to anyone in in woodturning industry.

  • 5
    Elbo 2 Super Tool!

    Posted by Phil on 7th Dec 2022

    Arrived within a week and was very well packaged. Very solid, well-made and easy to assemble (except getting the green mesh off of the straight bars - lol) - Tim provides a complete system. This tool saved me so much time on my 1st vase. Hallowed down to 7 inches and was able to keep the wall thickness (3/8s) consistent from top to bottom. I did an Aspen vase to start with (soft wood); the tool produced constant clean cuts. I'm glad I waited until version 2 came out and I'm very happy I bought this tool. I recommend it without hesitation.

  • 5
    Elbo 2

    Posted by Bob Pichora on 7th Dec 2022

    The Elbo 2 is by far the best hollowing system. It is easy to set up, easy to use, and folds up nicely for storage. It can be used with different types of cutting bars and cutters that I already owned. I researched and tried out all the other hollowing systems. My criteria was I had to like using it, it had to work, and had to be a good value. It met or exceeded all my requirements Bob Pichora Seattle