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1. Choose and lay out your wood scraps. I dedicate a hardwood box specifically for cutting board pieces, so when I have a minute to build one, I'm not scrounging around for pieces. That doesn't mean you have to have a bunch of scraps lying around, though — you can buy a couple feet of preferred lumber and mill it to size. Boards can be made from a large variety of hardwoods. The choice is yours and so is the arrangement. Symmetrical, asymmetrical or poetic chaos? You choose.
8. Do one last round of fine sanding. Moving into the home stretch, use an orbital sander with up to a 220 grit to finely sand the board. If you have a router, you can route the edge with the bit of your choice, or you can hand sand the edges.
10. Enjoy! The next step is cooking, and that's out of my jurisdiction.