3. MDF or some sort of backing board
4. Wood Glue
Step 1: Mill Rough Cut Lumber
Using the plainer and joiner/table saw, mill the rough cut lumber in to the following...
Maple= 5X 16"W x 1.5"L: x .5"H
Walnut = 4X 16"W x 1.5"L: x .5"H
Step 2: Laminate Wood
Place the wood in an alternating pattern and proceed to laminate wood with wood glue and clamps as shown. Save the 5th piece of maple for the next step.
Step 3: Rip Cut
Using the spare piece of maple, set the saw but on the table saw to the exact width of the pieces. Rip cut the laminated board into 8 even pieces.
Step 4: Flip and Relaminate
Alternate the pieces to make a checkerboard pattern. re-laminate the wood as done in step two. Be very careful to make sure that the pieces line up.