Mr. Gilliom went into production of not only plans but ultimately the harder to find machined parts that tool builders would need to build his tools.
After almost 40 years in the 1980's Lyle Gilliom entered into negotiations with Roger Thompson and though unfortunately Mr. Gilliom passed-away before the deal was signed, his widow completed the deal. To this day Roger and his bride personally man the phones at Gilliom where they fulfill orders for the entire Gilliom tool range.
What's in the range? Table saws, Bandsaws, a Lathe, a Belt Sander and more!
I asked Mr. Thompson about why he doesn't have a web presence he sincerely replied that while it is true that the web is a bit intimidating for folks of his age, more importantly they enjoy talking directly to their customers. What a sweet man, and truly a unique company.
Please support the Thompson's with an order of a catalog, and how about an order for at least a set of plans? And tell him Scott sent ya.
UPDATE: I tried several times in October 2015 to reach anyone at Gilliom MFG and have been greeted by a message saying "The mailbox you are trying to reach is full". If you have any success making contact I would appriciate a comment below. Thanks.