Make a Bench Jointer Out of a Power Planer

Make a Bench Jointer Out of a Power Planer

This is my response to all of you who’d been asking me about my homemade bench top jointer made from a hand-held power planer!

I hope you enjoy the video production as well as presentation. Any questions you still have about it, feel free to leave them on the comments below and I will do my best to answer them!

The link for the plans is here: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/45954

Oh, and if you could help me figuring out what is causing that scallop thing in the end of the jointed boards, I would very much appreciate it!

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50 Comments

  1. Monie Studios on September 26, 2023 at 8:27 pm

    https://youtu.be/EEkWZofao00?t=228, I think I know the problem here.



  2. Wuj Truj on September 26, 2023 at 8:28 pm

    Very nice job 🙂



  3. Flávio Pinto Lemos on September 26, 2023 at 8:29 pm

    Já me inscrevi no seu canal



  4. Piero Marcatili on September 26, 2023 at 8:30 pm

    Very well, compliments.



  5. Paulo Pereira on September 26, 2023 at 8:32 pm

    VERY VERY GOOD



  6. Giancarlo on September 26, 2023 at 8:33 pm

    😎👍👍



  7. Eubio Junior on September 26, 2023 at 8:34 pm

    I’ve got this exact same planer. Will try to make one of those



  8. Bill Geo on September 26, 2023 at 8:35 pm

    Just yesterday I used a handheld power-planer just clamped on the vice, and on first try it just grabbed the piece of wood and shot it back taking with it half of my fingertip. Any safety tip for my next time using it (in about 15days when I remove the stitches)???



  9. no noi on September 26, 2023 at 8:35 pm

    nice latino chick xd



  10. Ahmed Jameel on September 26, 2023 at 8:35 pm

    💊💉



  11. Chris Vanderhoof on September 26, 2023 at 8:37 pm

    awesome. I was thinking about doing the same thing!



  12. Ben Summerhill on September 26, 2023 at 8:39 pm

    Scallop is caused by to much pressure at the back of your work piece, so that as you pass over the blade at the end of the board there is not enough toward pressure causing the work piece to dig down on the jointer blade causing the scallop.



  13. William 1 on September 26, 2023 at 8:39 pm

    Have you any other DIY set ups?



  14. futublock on September 26, 2023 at 8:40 pm

    Deberias despedirte con ”obrigado” u otra palabra en portuges 😉



  15. T0rb1 NAalborg on September 26, 2023 at 8:44 pm

    About that scallop thing. You tell that when the infeed table is set to 0 the planer cut enough.
    If the knives are set or adjusted too high, they will cut the wood higher than the out-feed table and infeed table.
    This means that the wood will not be cut parallel to nor in- nor the out-feed table.
    And as the knives cut higher than both tables, when the wood leaves the infeed table it dumps down on the knives (when the infeed table is lower ! )
    You can’t see this for guard, but here is a link that shows what I am trying to tell.
    at the end —— https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWDlEY9Q-zI
    Thanks to Cornerfield Shop



  16. C B on September 26, 2023 at 8:45 pm

    Do you have a link to the original plans? Not seeing on lumberjocks…thanks



  17. Nagui bricoleur تونسي on September 26, 2023 at 8:46 pm

    ok i like ur video but u didnt explaine how is the details je veux dire toute les dimensions et les côtes pour cette belle machine
    with pleasure thank you



  18. folkfingerstylefreddy on September 26, 2023 at 8:48 pm

    You are one clever girl. I love the spring loaded featherboard. I’m gonna steal that 😉



  19. hemant kumar on September 26, 2023 at 8:48 pm

    Mee too having the same issue..



  20. Chris Harpster, Benchtop Woodworks on September 26, 2023 at 8:51 pm

    Nice build/setup!



  21. J. D. Large on September 26, 2023 at 8:52 pm

    Yes the dreaded snipe. How you can kind of avoid that aside from following with another piece of wood back to back which usually only works when using a thickness planer but I’ve had some success regardless, is to press firmly on the running end of the board after it’s gone through which in theory keeps the rear at a level elevation. Because the gap is so big, that’s why the end gets sniped a little deeper because it drops due to there no longer being a support under it. Holding the lead end down firmly helps prevent this. Either way, try what you need to, snipe is a headache. Great job on that build to btw, it shows some skills. Im a new sub, looking forward to seeing more fun projects from you, thanks for taking us along on this one✌🏼



  22. Hubert Gallen Castillo on September 26, 2023 at 8:52 pm

    Cristina: Salutation from Panama City, Panama. Caribean or Latin America. We (my wife and me) love your job and slyle. Keep doing more videos for all us. Best regards



  23. MarinosCh on September 26, 2023 at 8:54 pm

    thank you!!



  24. хтось on September 26, 2023 at 8:55 pm

    Мені б такого синочка!



  25. ꧁ᙏᗣᙃⱿꙆᗣ꧂ on September 26, 2023 at 8:56 pm

    🙃



  26. Zack W. on September 26, 2023 at 8:57 pm

    To fix it you need to send a board in front and in the back of you peace.



  27. Wilson Roberto Bastazini on September 26, 2023 at 8:58 pm

    Very nice project , but unfortunately the link for the plans is not working now ! Is it the only link where can I found the plans ?



  28. PontoComArroba on September 26, 2023 at 9:00 pm

    Nice job!



  29. Martin DeVido on September 26, 2023 at 9:02 pm

    Really informative video! I’m gonna use this design for my skil 190 plane



  30. Martin DeVido on September 26, 2023 at 9:02 pm

    Wtf?! Was that an mdf square? Don’t get it wet



  31. George J Gradilone on September 26, 2023 at 9:02 pm

    the reason is
    as you are pushing through your jointer the end piece comes off it is dropping down which is causing that little divot that you are talking about



  32. Keith on September 26, 2023 at 9:03 pm

    Thanks for sharing I am currently designing my version of a bench top planer. I want to buy a purpose built free standing smoother/planer eventually. I really like you guard arrangement. Wishing you goodwill and the bench top planer you built is still handy in your workshop.



  33. Thijs Wagemans on September 26, 2023 at 9:05 pm

    Je drukt teveel op het achterste gedeelte van het hout daardoor hapt de frees er een stuk uit.



  34. kross1488 on September 26, 2023 at 9:05 pm

    czy ty jestes hetero ? a co do twego problemu to chyba juz masz kom 😛



  35. Jesse Taylor on September 26, 2023 at 9:06 pm

    That’s such a great little jointer!



  36. Ozenildo Batista on September 26, 2023 at 9:09 pm

    00:40 "…existe uma pessoa" ?? Ouvi, em português, rsrsr. Gostei do vídeo!



  37. T0rb1 NAalborg on September 26, 2023 at 9:11 pm

    About that scallop thing. You tell that when the infeed table is set to 0 the planer cut enough.
    If the knives are set or adjusted too high, they will cut the wood higher than the out-feed table and infeed table.
    This means that the wood will not be cut parallel to nor in- nor the out-feed table.
    And as the knives cut higher than both tables, when the wood leaves the infeed table it dumps down on the knives (when the infeed table is lower ! )
    You can’t see this for guard, but here is a link that shows what I am trying to tell.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWDlEY9Q-zI
    Thanks to @UCcxiyTuWTBiWMO2eQ8MEtVQ



  38. Guy H. on September 26, 2023 at 9:11 pm

    Nice build. My question is why did you not have the infeed table fixed/permanent? That should need to move as the outfeed is the one that raises and lowers. That might take care of your snipping issue. Not sure



  39. VadimTumanov on September 26, 2023 at 9:12 pm

    👍



  40. Arts Crafts on September 26, 2023 at 9:12 pm

    None of these video’s show how accurate the end product it in terms of square, they just show wood being planed.



  41. Fix & Build By Paolo Brada DIY on September 26, 2023 at 9:12 pm

    Brilliant idea and great video! #PaoloBradaDIY



  42. ACAB Media on September 26, 2023 at 9:14 pm

    After watching several videos to get ideas to make my jointer, yours is definitely the style I’m going to make! … I will probably make my in and out tables longer to see if that helps with the snipe a little, but if not there’s always the old running a piece of the same size wood ahead of the piece you want to joint and then behind it and the scrap will take the snipe.



  43. The City Official on September 26, 2023 at 9:16 pm

    I saw a video once that said the reason I kept getting those was bc I was putting too much pressure to the front of the planer. Idk. 🤷🏻‍♂️



  44. Flávio Pinto Lemos on September 26, 2023 at 9:17 pm

    Muito bom. Sou do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. Estava procurando um projeto desses para mim, achei o seu e frei um igual. Obrigado



  45. TheTallAbacus on September 26, 2023 at 9:17 pm

    Could a thickness planer also be used to square up boards?



  46. Jesse Taylor on September 26, 2023 at 9:18 pm

    That’s a great little planer!! Thanks for sharing!



  47. Ziyad S on September 26, 2023 at 9:25 pm

    Which one gets the job done right and fast. This jointer or your router planer?



  48. EoRaptor on September 26, 2023 at 9:26 pm

    I’m curious what the plates making the tops of the infeed/outfeed tables are made from, and where did you get that material?



  49. Hakan Yıldız on September 26, 2023 at 9:26 pm

    Does a great job



  50. Hans Meyer on September 26, 2023 at 9:27 pm

    Great !