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Remember that every sheet of plywood should have two good long edges, two good short edges AND possibly four square corners1. Use this to your advantage if the factory edges are in good condition; and if they're not perhaps a little hand planing or sanding with a block will clean them up enough that you can use them as the bottom edge in drawer boxes. don't ...


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You say Stanley no 5 so your plane is a Bailey pattern, which has a lateral-adjusting lever on the frog. Changing the angle of the cutting edge is the purpose of this lever. Push it towards the corner you want to pull up. Here's how the lateral works as shown by instructions in Stanley documents: P.S. If your plane is a very early model, "pre lateral&...


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