WTB Gil-Bilt (Gilliom MFG) Shop-bilt tool plans

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Forum topic by MrGrowthRings posted 03-12-2020 03:28 PM 380 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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03-12-2020 03:28 PM

Topic tags/keywords: gil-bilt gilliom homemade tools shop built tools wooden tools wooden machines machine plans

I am looking to acquire printed plans once offered by Gilliom Manufacturing under their “Gil-Bilt” brand name. Starting just after WWII they began selling plans with and without the needed hardware, as many of the hardware components could be made or locally sourced. The plans they offered included:
• 8” Tilting Arbor Table Saw (Later upgraded to a whopping 9”!)
• Circular-saw based Table Saw
• 10” tilt arbor Table Saw
• 12” combination Drill Press / Lathe
• 12” and 18” Band Saw
• 6” x 48” Belt Sander
• Spindle Shaper
• An Attic Fan, a Window Fan and a “Room Cooler Fan”
... and anything else I may be missing from this list.

I am also interested in photos of finished machines would be welcome as well as I maintain a blog dedicated to these fascinating tools.

Finally, I am interested in the kit parts themselves, if you have any collecting dust. Thanks, Scott

Here’s a pic of a belt sander kit that I recently purchased from eBay without the plans, so obviousy I have an immediate need for that plan.

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#1 posted 03-15-2020 11:20 PM

I’m happy to report that this message can now work it’s way off the “No replies” list of shame. I have located a copy of the plans for the belt sander and have the parts in hand. I would still be interested in other plans and parts for Gil-Bilt tools, so if you find any collecting dust, drop me a line. Scott

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