I made a very rough prototype next out of some scrap pine. I won’t explain the steps here, just thought the prototype would help you visualize what is happening. I wanted to resolve these steps without wasting a bunch of good wood. The inner color I just colored a bit with a marker to help see what the cherry might look like it as it was all pine.
The next step I took is to mill out two contrasting woods to roughly equal size and thickness. In this case I chose ash and cherry as I like the value and color contrast and they are both nice woods to work with.
I next took my trusty glue gun and fastened the two pieces together. I didn’t use a lot of glue as I wanted to separate the pieces later. This was just a temporary hold. Another option would have been to glue them together with paper between them like some woodturners do.
Now I took the pattern you saw earlier and cut out the two pieces and spray mounted them into position on the two layer block of wood.
In the next post we will start sawing out the pieces on the bandsaw. By temporarily fastening the two boards together I will saw out two identical pieces that I can mix and match when I reglue to get the desired pattern.
Thanks for reading. Hope you are enjoying it!
-- Kevin, Blue Springs, MO