Yes, it’s a really big deal.
For quite some time, there have been crooked dealings in the annual Houston Plumbers Fishing Tournament.
Everyone knows it happens. The gentlemen running the show couldn’t figure out how to put a stop to it based on the way that the fish count was tallied. Hard to believe, but fishermen tend to stretch the truth a little (gasp!) and although it seems like a small enough thing, there might have been one group that was winning a little too consistently, if you know what I mean.
But there will be much wailing and gnashing of teeth at the planning meeting tomorrow night. A Rule Change is coming…and one of the planners has a wife with a Glowforge. Bwahahahahah!
Simple plan - each boat will be handed one large heavy plastic bag, stamped with the official stamp for the day, and the fishermen can put their 25 largest fish in the bag to be turned in all at once, measured in total, and the bags collected and disposed of. Since they will not have the official stamp, it’s going to cut down on the cheating and make things fair for everyone this year. (Also avoids the whole game warden cracking down on the Tournament organizers… although most of the guys are honest, there have been a few who fish over the limit.)
Anyway…it’s a simple enough stamp…but I wanted to post it here in the Made on a Glowforge section to alert new users to the fact that they can make their own custom stamps, in case they hadn’t thought of it. It’s incredibly easy, the art polymer didn’t stink at all, and if you are interested in making your own - you need to check out @cynd11’s post below…it has all the links to the materials and the settings needed to do them.
I rarely get it right the first time…but following her instructions…I nailed it in one pass.