Picture of End Grain Cutting Board-I Made it at Tech Shop
End Grain Cutting Board
-Maple, Walnut and Oak

Whoever takes a look at this, I cannot stress how EASY it is to make one of these, and if you end up giving this to someone they will love it.

First start off with materials
-Lumber approximately 13 inches, decide what pattern you want, after you make one you'll realize its easy as cutting and gluing.
-Wood Glue
-Clamps, parallel bar preferred
-Beeswax/Butcher Block Oil
-Flat Chisel
-Time, waiting for glue to dry :D
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Step 1: Lumber

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Select your pieces of lumber
Arrange them in orders of three

Cherry, Walnut, Maple
Do that three times so you should have 9 pieces of wood
-You can change up the width of the pieces, keep the height/length similar
so what you should have is something similar to the following:
Oak, Maple, Walnut, Oak, Maple, Walnut, Oak, Maple, walnut

Step 2: Cutting

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Lay it down on the table saw and cut it long ways so you have strips of the combinations of lumber

Step 3: Fun Part

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Take every other board and rotate around
-Easier to see than to explain, just take a look below and watch the regular cutting board turn into a cool one! :)

Glue those together, if when cutting you notice almost a blackish/burning look (go ask the techshop staff to switch the blade on the table saw!), run a piece of sand paper along the gluing edges so that the glue has "pores" to go in to the wood

I use parallel clamps because they have a level surface and you don't really have to worry about gluing two pieces of wood together and them not being completely flat

Ministep- WAIT, don't rush the glue 

Step 4: Chiseling/Planing

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Run the chisel along the board to get the little lumps of glue off the board :)

Don't push the chisel too hard or else you'll chink up your beautiful board

After that I usually run it through the thickness planer to just make sure things are completely level