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#1 posted 03-06-2014 02:06 PM

Yes it can and has been done. In my line of work it was and is very common to have to joint and face plane lumber 20’ or longer.
What we did was build 3-4” thick torsion boxes 12” wide and 8’ long. These were built with White oak rails (for stability) and covered with a good quality 1/2” plywood. the top side we covered with phenolic, (wears like iron)this is just counter sunk and scewed on. We attached them to the jointer, similar to what Loren said. We used 3/4” bar stock with a adjusting height plate on it. at the jointer. The far ends have 1” square tubing with plugs and height adjusting bolts. They have hinged diagonal braces on them. At one time we had to remove the tables, when not in use. Sorry this is the best picture I currently have. You can just see the end at the left. These have been in use for about 25 years.
As for the power feeder on the jointer, it works like a dream!
If I can be of any help please feel free to pm me.
best wishes

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