I took a day off to prepare for the Fourth. I'm an early riser so I grabbed some scraps out of the bin and test drove my recently built "box sled".
With it setup for mitered corners I made some quick work of the scraps. I found walnut, B.E. maple and pecan pieces that were large enough to make parts from. In one case I was not able to wrap the figure around the sides but, we are talking scraps here after all .
One of the down sides to working with scrap can be that you may or may not have material of identical thickness or size. This just means a little more fussing around when fitting things but, it does lower the level in the scrap bin. Here's the first one I did to decide on how to proceed.
Here's a batch that are just dry-fit together. I need to do some things to get ready for tomorrow so I will probably not get to finishing the insides (I do this prior to assembly) or adding any details till tomorrow some time. That being said, it was a nice way to spend the early hours . . . unfortunately you can't see a dent in the scrap bin yet but, Christmas is only 174 days, 11 hours and 52 minutes away.