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Blog entry by trucker12349 posted 1950 days ago 2462 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently viewed a project online that used what they called hog nose clamps to hold a corner together. Can anyone tell me what the heck they are???



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cabinetmaster

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#1 posted 1950 days ago

A lot of people that build picture frames use them. Rockellor’s and Woodcraft and other woodworking companies carry them in their stores. I have never used them but have considered getting a set. They come with a special plier that spreads the clamp open for positioning.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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mmh

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#2 posted 1950 days ago

Poor hog. That must hurt!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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John Gray

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#3 posted 1950 days ago

In the farm country where I grew up they were called hog rings they were “installed” in hogs noses so they would not root excessively (hogs root or tear up the ground in search of something to eat, http://www.farmcollector.com/Equipment/No-rooting-period.aspx). The rings are similar to the rings used by upholsters to attach fabrics to metal frames.
Picture frame type clamps are often referred to as hog clamps.
Examples:
http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=6525
http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=11060

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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blackcherry

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#4 posted 1950 days ago

I use them for pinching crown molding outside corners when gluing….Blkcherry

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trucker12349

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#5 posted 1950 days ago

Thanks guys, now I know what they are. I think my neighbors daughter has one she calls a “piercing”, lol

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John Stegall

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#6 posted 1949 days ago

Just for the heck of it:
http://www.garymkatz.com/ToolReviews/miter_clamps.html
I use these all the time and the price was right. They also are easier (IMHO) to use and work surprisingly well.

-- jstegall

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