Auction #36 for Freethoughtblogs Legal Debts

This is to help defray FTB’s legal debts from Richard Carrier’s defamation lawsuit. Details and rules are below:


Auction Closed at $201. Thank you!

You can bid in the comments, or bid by emailing me [link]; it may take a while for an email bid to register because I check my email only once or twice a day.

Whoever bids the most wins. The final price is (winner decides) between $1 more than the second highest bidder, and what they bid. So, if someone bids $50 and you bid $100 and that’s the final bid, you pay whatever you want between $51 and $100. Please do not “auction snipe” with last-minute bids. This is more like a silent auction than Ebay. Pay Here: [paypal]

Auction Closes Monday March 22, 2021 at 10:00am EST

Son Of Ant Log

How does one compete with the weirdness of Ant Log? Well, you cut the wood on a different axis, I suppose.

This is cross-grain ant log. Note: all ants were given plenty of time to leave before the resin came in.

Unfortunately, with a piece like this, there are many places to trap bubbles. And ants. There are a few holes in this, and I decided not to spend hours filling them and re-turning it because there will always be holes in a piece like this. It’s still pretty interesting if you like ant logs.

Or, perhaps you’ll want to get this piece so you can give it back to the ants, who will worship it as their lost homeland.

Ant log is a bit odd. Ant log also sucked up an inordinate amount of resin and smelled like ant while I was turning it. I may never make another one of these. Or I might. I am not sure.

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Unrelated: tomorrow (with luck) we’re moving my forging press to the new location, and I’m going to use that as an impetus to stop making bowls for a while and get busy finishing wiring the shop and setting up the forge. I’ve been relaxing and kicking back doing bowls because of the recent political stress and some other crap that’s been going on in my life.

I currently owe: a nakiri/cleaver, a pimped wok, and a puuko knife. I think that is my shop work-queue. If I have forgotten something, please ping me. When I get the shop back on its feet I will be working those projects aggressively, although the wok project involves me completing my vacuum casting table, which is a bit more involved.

Thank you for bearing with me, those of you who have greased your bearings and borne with me. I really appreciate it and I swear I will not let you down. Unlike the F-35 programme, I will not spiral the costs of the project – but there are some teething delays as we mumble mumble logistics software data fusion something something.


  1. petenihu says

    @Marcus, can you give us the approximate dimensions of this bowl?

    But anyway, I’ll bid USD 200, assuming that it is not so huge or heavy that you cannot reasonably ship it to Switzerland.

  2. says

    @Marcus, can you give us the approximate dimensions of this bowl?

    It’s about 10″ x 2 1/2″

    I’ll ship to Switzerland if you win, no problem. Thank you for bidding!

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