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Kiln Dried Wood

I have bought 4 or 5 block of kiln dried cherry and ash to make bowls out of and in both pieces of wood there wasnt alot of color to it. I mainly use cherry that i cut out of my property and it is full of color and grain. Does kiln dried wood lose its color or grain? Or is it just the wood?
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Just the wood Joe. Sometimes the grain isn't as readily apparent until you apply a finish. Wipe a little paint thinner on it and it will give you a better idea on what it will look like finished. The thinner will evaporate and won't hurt anything.
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Just the wood Joe. Sometimes the grain isn't as readily apparent until you apply a finish. Wipe a little paint thinner on it and it will give you a better idea on what it will look like finished. The thinner will evaporate and won't hurt anything.
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+1 on that an it works for me

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Fresh green cherry has brighter colors than kiln dried or even air dried. My friend John Jordan use it just for that reason.
http://www.johnjordanwoodturning.com...hn_Jordan.html
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Think you will find surface of Cherry darkens even if exposed to indirect sunlight or ambient light. Cherry will darken with age even when finish applied. Some folks add toner to lacquer or Varnish when finishing Cherry to speed up color change. Cherry does not stain well.

So once you turn some color will come back shortly, but in few years will darken.
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