Making of Buford the Bassigator
A Feature Attraction
at the Abita Mystery House
in Abita Springs, Louisiana
was built by Dave Kelsey and John Preble. A real alligator head
and bass were first carefully measured. The boat trailer was measured
and a size/ratio was determined.
Three thick plywood triangles were first attached
to the old boat trailer. These triangles were then braced by a horizontal
8' 2x4 back bone. Next, plywood donuts were carefully measured and
cut. The donuts were then attached to the triangles. Wooden
lath strips are nailed to the edges of the plywood donuts. The 1/4"
plywood fins and tail are made from wood scraps.
Chicken wire was shaped and stapled on the lath
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