The next generation is here! The New Elbo 2 Hollowing System continues the original Elbo Tool’s tradition of innovation and excellence. Heavier construction, unique articulation, removable handle, Nickle protective coating, universal lathe mounting base and entirely CNC milled and assembled in Tulsa, Oklahoma USA.
The Elbo 2 comes in three configurations. The Complete Elbo 2 includes the Elbo 2 Laser Guide. The Elbo 2 does not have the laser. The Naked Elbo 2 does not have the 16" cutter bar, auxilary handle or laser. You may make your choice above. Two 5% colbalt high speed cutters (one 1/4" x 2 1/2" and one 3/16" x 2 1/2") are included with all configurations except for the Naked Elbo 2.
Choose the base to fit your lathe. The Elbo 2 Tall Base works with swings 19.5"-26.5". The Elbo 2 Short Base works with swings 11.5"-19.5".
Elbo 2 Hollowing System features
- Mounts on ANY LENGTH lathe with traditional bed and swings from 11.5” to 26.5”
- Fingertip control for delicate turnings
- Constructed from 18lbs of solid cold rolled steel (10lbs heavier than the original Elbo)
- Unique 360 rotation without contacting the supporting base
- Removable auxiliary handle
- Nickel coated; one of the strongest rust preventative coatings available
- Quick setup and easy storage
- Compact size
- Works with most manufacture’s hollowing bars
- Adaptors for your favorite 3/8”, 1/2" and 5/8” hollowing bars
- Hollow up to 12” deep (dependent on wood, cutter and the skill of the turner)
The Elbo 2 Hollowing System’s innovative design eliminates the drudgery and physical exertion associated with end grain vessel hollowing. The three elbow-joint pivot points let you guide the cutter effortlessly. No more tense muscles or bone jolting rides as you hollow.
Once adjusted for your lathe the Elbo 2 is one of the easiest hollowing tools to setup taking less than one minute. Compact but powerful, it readily attaches to any length lathe taking up much less space than traditional captive bar hollowing systems. The Elbo 2 is also capable of working with lathe swings from 11.5” to 26.5”.
Pull the cutting arm out of the tool holder section and you can insert your favorite 3/4" round shafted hollowing tool. You can also purchase separate adapters (3/8", 1/2" & 5/8") to allow you to use other cutting arms.
Made just for the Elbo 2 the CNC milled flush bolts protect the bearings from dust and shavings (not to mention, they look cool!). The Elbo 2 is Nickle coated, providing one of the strongest rust preventative coatings in the industry.
Storing the Elbo 2 is easy. Attach the provided storage strap and release the base lock. You can hang the system from the optional Elbo 2 Storage Hook.
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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!!!
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.
I love this tool, It is built strong and is extremely easy to set up. It does a suburb job of safely hollowing large and small vessels alike.