To start I make a full size drawing of the board to see how it will look.
Make an endgrain blank in dark timber
Make an endgrain blank in light timber
Glue and clamp.
Plane or sand flat and level.
Join both blanks with double sided tape and mark out the curves and cut on the banksaw
Detach from tape and alternate light and dark.. insert a string of PH and SA glue and clamp.
Plane or sand flat and level and repeat the marking cutting , alternating the cut parts,stringing and glueing and clamping.
As you will have noticed you get two for one,.
Square up the board round the corners ease the edges and apply a finish.
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