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Forum topic by Christopher posted 09-05-2007 01:03 AM 11835 views 1 time favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-05-2007 01:03 AM

I recently rescued a hand built bandsaw a fellow was going to throw out. The entire cabinet is made of wood and the rest is from a kit apparently. Anybody ever heard of these kits? oh, I have got some paperwork from them too that looks as if it was printed in the early 70’s by the copywrite date on them.

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#1 posted 09-05-2007 01:47 AM

I’ve seen one or two of them for sell in the last few years. I’ve not seen any paperwork on it. How well does it work?

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#2 posted 09-05-2007 01:53 AM

It works pretty well actually. I wish I had a digital camera so I could post some pictures of it. I may be about to win a camera from my employer so perhaps soon. It is a beast though. The thing must weigh 200 lbs.

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#3 posted 09-05-2007 02:13 AM

I still have a 6 X 24 inch sander that I build with Gil-Bilt. A friend of mine made the bandsaw. This was over 30 years ago. They were in St. Charles MO and I lived in St. Louis. I drove to their place of business to pick up my kit.

It still works great.

The originator was a machinist for McDonald – later McDonald Douglas in St. Louis. He used his machining skills to make the kits.

He had sand cast aluminum parts that were then machined. I don’t know what all items he had in his inventory.

I found some one had this info on the web


Gilliom Manufacturing, Inc., P. O. Box 1018, St. Charles, MO 63302-1018. Their phone number is (636) 724-1812.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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