I cut 20 beech squares and 12 walnut squares. Here they are in a rough arrangement so you can see how it will go together.
Step 6: Cutting the accent color for the diagonal segments of the cutting board
I chose padauk for my accent wood. It's a nice bright orange and really stands out. I cut eight 1/4 inch pieces of padauk using the thin rip jig in the picture.
Step 7: Glue-up
You will need to glue-up 8 blocks like this. These will surround the two center squares.
Step 8: Make the center squares
Glue up two center squares as shown. Hopefully yours will be a little more even. Mine needed to be trimmed on the table saw before further assembly.
Step 9: First round of gluing and clamping complete.
All completed and trimmed. Again, I arranged them so you can see how they will be arranged for the next glue-up.
Step 10: Mark your sides
If you're absent minded like I can be, then mark your sides. S is for the short padauk pieces and L is for the longer ones. It made it much less confusing when I glued these together. I had to cut apart the first cutting board I made like this because I didn't pay attention to where I was gluing these pieces.