First attempt at An End Grain Cutting Board

First attempt at An End Grain Cutting Board

Finished product on the test run
Started with Two 4/4 boards: Walnut 7" wide x 5ft Long, Hard Maple 5" wide x 6ft Long.
Forgot to get progress pics of cutting and ripping the the boards into strips, but here's the setup in cleanup.
Cut the boards down on the miter saw and then ripped 12 square strips of both Hard Maple and Walnut. As well as 1 1/2 width strip of both hard Maple and Walnut
Glued the strips and clamp the two boards together. No glue between the half strips to create inverse patterns (Maple on the outside of one board and Walnut on the outside of the other)
Borrowed a friends thickness planer to flatten the boards. Here's a before and after shot of the two.
Cross cut the boards into strips and stood the pieces on end (end grain up). rearranged a couple of designs and settled on these layouts. There were a few lost pieces during the cross cutting so arranged a square board and a rectangle.
Followed the same process and earlier, but in the opposite direction. first board is fully glued.
Sanded the surfaces with the orbital sander. Used 60/80/120/150/220 grit to finish.
Sanding complete and ready for oil
Applied around 4 coats of mineral oil and allowed to soak in. The Butcher Block Conditioner is a mineral oil and wax mix. Maintained a film for 15 minutes before wiping off the excess
Oil finish has dried
Source : Thats_Debatable from Reddit