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Lee Watermann
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Bowls in the sun
Mar 26th, 2015 at 9:03pm
 
Any bad experience with bowls setting out in the sun when selling? Just wondering. When one even has a canopy I can see the stock setting in the sun a good part of the day.

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Re: Bowls in the sun
Reply #1 - Mar 27th, 2015 at 7:46am
 
Hey Lee,
The most serious problem I have had was a small table with an epoxy top.  The epoxy bubbled up in big one inch bubbles and I wound up having to throw it out.  Otherwise under a canopy they don't do too bad.  Avoid direct sunlight.  If someone is looking at a piece I suggest they get it out into the light to get a good look.  I live in Colorado where it is very dry.  I think the heat that I encounter at shows on a hot day actually affects them more than the sun under a canopy.

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Reply #2 - Mar 27th, 2015 at 8:07am
 
Many woods change color from exposure to the UV rays from the sun.

Best to find a way to shade them when the sun shines into your tent.
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Re: Bowls in the sun
Reply #3 - Mar 27th, 2015 at 8:42am
 
I had the Sun crack the bottom on one of my segmented bowls at an outdoors art & craft show. I still have that bowl to remind me of it. I also tell the art gallery to keep them out of the Sun in the display window. Same for home use.
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Re: Bowls in the sun
Reply #4 - Mar 27th, 2015 at 10:04am
 
Ralph Fahringer wrote on Mar 27th, 2015 at 8:07am:
Many woods change color from exposure to the UV rays from the sun.

Best to find a way to shade them when the sun shines into your tent.


I would strongly avoid any long term direct sun exposure.
Like Ralph said, it can change the color, sometimes quite drastically. With some species this can happen within a few hours.
If someone want to see the piece better, a quick trip out and back is probably fine but keep it shaded. Along with the wood itself, some finishes can suffer from direct sun exposure.
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Reply #5 - Mar 28th, 2015 at 6:56pm
 
I'll never forget putting a business card on a cherry table for an hour or so at a show once. Wind blew it off, and there was the un-sunburned shape...

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Re: Bowls in the sun
Reply #6 - Mar 30th, 2015 at 10:13am
 
I did a show a couple of yrs ago> I think it was early June. I wore shorts and although I stayed in the shade of of the easy up I had a mild sunburn.  So the tent does not absorb all the UV.  Sun does darken things but I have never had anything damaged even at shows at about 8000 ft elevation.
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Reply #7 - Mar 31st, 2015 at 8:17am
 
I have had salad bowls which I once finished with walnut oil weep little oily beads on a hot sunny day.  I don't know if the Mahoney walnut oil would do the same as I no longer do outdoor shows.
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