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Complete Elbo 2 Hollowing System

$730.00
(7 reviews) Write a Review
Availability:
Orders place M-F will usually ship in 24 hours but due to high demand may take up to 5 days
Package Savings:
$75 savings over items purchased individually
Elbo 2 Images:
Due to recent improvements the Elbo 2 differs slightly from the photos

Back in stock soon!

The Complete Elbo 2* includes:

  • Elbo 2 (articulating arm and base)
  • Elbo 2 Laser Guide
  • John Jordan #1 Hooked Tool (includes one 3/16” cutter…not compatible with 16” straight bar)
  • 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 Complete Elbo 2 (CE2) is for the woodturner who wants complete freedom to turn any hollow shape they wish with accurate wall thicknesses. Machined from solid steel the CE2 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.

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.

John Jordan is one of the premier hollowing woodturners in the world. He also makes the finest hollowing bars. His #1 curved bar can be used to create almost any shape you can imagine. The cutter is specially made for the tool and has such a low profile you can easily hollow through a 1" opening. The tool tip is inline with the curbed bars straight section. This balances the ‘twist’ the spinning wood imparts on a cutter. BTW wait until you use this cutter and curved bar. It blazes through green and dried wood. I use it on almost every hollowing I turn.

The cutter for the Jordan #1 bar is small to provide the ability to enter narrow openings. That makes it a little hard to hold when resharpening. The Jordan sharpening jig mounts uses your Oneway sharpening arm (and any other brand arm). Adjust the angle and simply swing the jig back and forth a couple of time to put a sharp edge back on the cutter.

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. The wood grip is personally turned by Tim Yoder.

Returns

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
    Elbo 2

    Posted by Thomas crump on 3rd Feb 2024

    Impressed with finish! I am an 84 year old , disabled and do wood turning for therapy. The elbo tool removes much of the vibration and strain on my arms and hands. Thank you so much.

  • 5
    Complete Elbow 2 System

    Posted by Glynn Cavin on 11th Dec 2023

    I'm a new turner and dreaded trying to turn deep into a bowl/form manually. This system makes it effortless, accurate (for desired thickness), consistent, and a pleasure. I couldn't believe the difference and just how easy it was to setup and use. Now I look forward to getting to the point where I can employ the system on each project. Needless to say, the quality and hopefully desirability of each project will be enhanced. I use a Laguna Revo 12/16 lathe and have been turning for just over a year. I highly recommend this system!

  • 5
    Elbow 2 hollowing system

    Posted by Jim Broadrick on 24th Jun 2023

    Made very well. Shipped fast. Works great.

  • 5
    Complete Elbo 2 hollowing System

    Posted by Robert Lindberg on 10th Jun 2023

    I've only used it a little bit, but it seems to be a very sturdy tool that will do what it's supposed to do.

  • 5
    Elbo 2

    Posted by Mark on 8th May 2023

    Hey Tim, I ordered your Elbow 2 hollowing system along with the attached laser. I received it about a week ago. I have to tell you that as impressed as I am with the tool I was also extremely impressed with how the packaging was done. We have all ordered equipment from Amazon and the packaging at best is second-best most of the time.Your Elbow 2 tool is heavy and solid and the way you packaged it nothing moves around in the box. Beautiful job! Your attention to detail through even things like packaging is impressive right to every single part of the tool. Some people will think it’s expensive but when you receive it you’ll understand what an unbelievably great value this tool is. It will last you your lifetime. I did my first project for my daughter and what would’ve been a dangerous time consuming project took me about 20 minutes and it came out beautiful. Thank you so much Tim, Mark

  • 5
    Elbow 2 Hollowing System

    Posted by Andrew Switzer on 28th Apr 2023

    Well built Easy to setup and use.

  • 5
    Elbo 2

    Posted by Barbara Lane on 7th Dec 2022

    Tim, we bought your Elbo 2 in August in Waco, TX at the SWAT Convention. I have to say it was the best purchase we've made. I was skeptical that it would handle the woods I turn because my favorites are dry mesquite and bois d'arc and both of them are really hard. When I tried our Easy Core bowl coring system on dry mesquite, I was really disappointed. The Elbo 2, however, cuts wonderfully. It's an INCREDIBLE, AWESOME, MIRACLE TOOL in my opinion. I am SO pleased to have it!!!