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Could one simply mount a hand planer up side down to a fixed base table to make a joiner ? I realize it would have to be perfectly perpendicular to the backing and all that but could it be done ?
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It's possible but why? A simple jig and your router has become a planer. With one of those long bits it would also be the perfect jointer, provided you had the correct fence.

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Could one simply mount a hand planer up side down to a fixed base table to make a joiner ? I realize it would have to be perfectly perpendicular to the backing and all that but could it be done ?
Yes...Festool sells an accessory attachment to do this with their hand planer.
Bench Unit - PLANERS BENCH UNIT - Festool

I've only used a power hand planer for beveling doors and rough stock removal, but it does seem like Ken has a point that the larger fence and mass of the router table would probably allow it to do a better job than the hand planer.

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Yes it is possible my dad did that, he made a table and fence out of oak lumber. I still have this but took the planer out as I have a 4" jointer. I'll get a picture tomorrow after noon and post it as it is in the shed out back (no lights).
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Duane, I'm curious... why are you asking? Was there something that you wanted to do/try with a hand plane vs using the router?
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Curiosity is all.
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Canadian Tire actually sells one that can be used either way. I have one, it's okay for small boards and light cuts. I haven't used it as a hand planer yet just as a jointer but it works in a pinch.
Do I recommend it? NOPE! I bought it on sale for 79.00, I see the price is now 299.00. There is no way it's worth that.
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Here are the pics of what my dad made. Most is made out of 2x4" and plywood. It can be done dad used this set up a lot, as he didn't have a jointer. This weekend I'll take pictures of his table saw. I remember he had the saw when I was very young.
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Here are the pics of what my dad made. Most is made out of 2x4" and plywood. It can be done dad used this set up a lot, as he didn't have a jointer. This weekend I'll take pictures of his table saw. I remember he had the saw when I was very young.

Thats cool...he even included a built in chip collector

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Duane... you can do this, but there's another method that takes less space (though more expensive if you already have the scrap wood).

One source is:

Veritas® Bevel-Up Jointer Plane - Lee Valley Tools

I'm sure they are available less expensively from other suppliers, as the picture is of a fairly high-end Veritas plane.
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