My design was that only 4 of the base panels had mitre angles, and the other 4 were right-angle cuts. So, I laser-etched a template to cut on the table saw.
Why didn't I just cut the panels on the laser cutter? Had I done that, I would have had a charred edge which I would have to sand so I could get a good glue connection, which has the potential to get entire shape out of alignment. It's really tricky to make a glue joint on a burnt edge.
Also, in roughly the same amount of time, I can create some table saw jigs and do it with good enough precision.