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!
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.
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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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!!!