I made this cutting board for my dad for Christmas this year. It’s maple and mahogany.
I started with these mahogany and maple boards from Menards.
I first ripped them to be the same width as they were thick. (3/4 inch) and then cut them into foot long lengths.
I then set up a fence on the cross cut sled and cut the sticks into smaller blocks.
And soon I had a whole pile of blocks to work with.
I arranged them like they were pixels to say “DAD” and made a simple frame from some scraps of plywood. The frame is to aid in clamping.
Caroline helped me get everything glued and clamped.
Once the glue was dry I sanded everything and then soaked it with mineral oil to help protect it.