Although I work from drawings and plans, I often need to see things in full scale to get a look at how I’m going to interact with a piece. I quickly made up the leg from 1/8″ scraps.
The middle and top were fine, but I made three or four different “foot” pieces.
These pieces are always more valuable than I expect. I used them numerous times to check things, especially picking the grain I wanted in the actual stock.