does anyone know of a web site for "Gilliom Manufacturing"? I
understand that they supply parts, plans, and castings suitable for
shop-built tools. my web searches only turn up postal addresses and
pictures of some tools. any other suppliers of this type that you would
They don't have a web site. You can order their catalog by mail or
phone. I'm sure a Google search will find it for you right away.
I had ordered some lathe parts from them once many years ago mostly on
account of poverty and reliance upon the wisdom of some very old copies
of Fine Woodworking magazine. Their stuff turned out to be lightweight
aluminum castings, with voids, and some Shopsmith style centers that
could just as easily have been obtained from Shopsmith. Never used them
and I wouldn't recommend that anyone else try. You can do much better
with old iron scrounged at garage sales or eBay or specialists in old tools.
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