View Full Version : The Bally Bomber

10-04-2013, 09:49 AM
For those of you who might have trepidations about starting what might be a long term project, I offer this as inspiration.


I found the spinning lathe interesting, manufactured from an auto rear end, powered by a John Deere Model B. It shows the innovation that has gone into this project. It appears to be first class work.

10-04-2013, 10:59 AM
Good Golly Miss Molly, that is a project of mammoth proportions. I am guessing that he didn't build it all by himself.


10-04-2013, 12:11 PM
The home page states it has been one man's undertaking for over a decade. Few of the photos show anybody present, those that do appear to be the same man. While I don't doubt that he had the occasional help of friends and family when heavy lifting was involved (there are a couple of photos of carrying the assembled fuselage out that include Mom & Dad lending a hand), I would still assume that the preponderance of the work is that of Mr. Bally.

I do see what looks to be about a 12" or so conehead lathe in a couple of photos, but haven't seen a milling machine.

Alistair Hosie
10-04-2013, 12:58 PM
incredible shows true grit and determination wonderful outcome. Alistair

10-04-2013, 05:25 PM
incredible shows true grit and determination wonderful outcome. Alistair and a whole bunch of Clecos!,;)

10-04-2013, 06:11 PM
Very Focused guy!! Incredible project, thanks for posting this Jim.

10-04-2013, 08:24 PM
I've got a lot of clecos but he's got a LOT of clecos.

10-06-2013, 08:33 AM
Bump to the front page for the weekend group.

10-06-2013, 09:46 AM
Thanks for the link, my favorite (I know I'm not alone) bomber.

So much dedication and hard work.


10-06-2013, 06:09 PM
It appears that he's planning on actually flying this thing....??? That's something I'd sure like to see!