I'm making my wife a new cutting board for Christmas. I bought a piece of 3/4 maple and will cut pieces 1.5" wide and glue the faces together so it will be 1 1/2" high. I picked up some of the cutting board pieces at woodcraft to add in accent woods. So far I am using yellow heart and Paduk as my accent woods and may use cherry as well. I'm going to glue it up using titebond III. My question is what should I do for the finish? I've never made a cutting board so I've never finished one, but my wife has been wanting me to make her one so I am. Woodcraft gave me a couple suggestions but I thought id see if there are any cutting board experts here to see what you guys use, and of course if you have any advice on any other steps I'm all ears. Also I'm going to round over the top edges, what radius or diameter round over should I use on this? I'm planning to buy a new round over bit for the project and will most likely make more of these in the future to sell so I would like to know what size round over would be best for a cutting board. I'm planning to make it 12x12 and 1 1/4" tall.