It seems every woodworker at one time or another will make a cutting board or two. I made several in high school shop, using the long grain approach. I wanted to make a few last Christmas to gift to family and friends. I did some research and decided on end grain boards for their beauty, design potential and superior cutting surface. I have also been inspired by the end grain boards I have seen around this and other discussion forums. After plenty of research I decided on a few patterns that are a bit out of the ordinary. Here are some pictures.
I have written a complete how to tutorial and project plan, free to all woodworkers here at. http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/dewoodwork/blog/2597
The tutorial also has information on the advantages of end grain as well as how to finish and sanitise your boards.
Thanks for looking, questions and comments welcome.