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Gear Talk With Chuck

Engineering Safety (Part Two)

To an engineer there are no accidents, only unanticipated consequences of situations that need to be better understood. We even have a rule about it -Murphy’s Law says that anything

Gear Talk With Chuck

Engineering Safety (Part One)

Watching the movie Deepwater Horizon got me thinking about current attitudes on workplace safety. (Full disclosure — I am a bit of a crank on this subject due to the

Gear Talk With Chuck

The Future of Books

Moving required getting rid of lots of books. My much better half is also a reader and we made about a dozen trips to the resale shop to put our

Gear Talk With Chuck

I Know It Is in Here Somewhere

A question came to me recently in an e-mail that I could not answer from memory. It seemed like something I had read in a book once so the long-delayed

Gear Talk With Chuck

Still Pumped About Herringbones

I rambled on about herringbone gear in my last posting but still have more to share on these once commonplace gears. Today we’ll cover the use of continuous tooth herringbones

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Department of Corrections

It was brought to my attention that the graphics used in my recent “herringbone” postings actually show double helical gears. I have a great support crew here at Gear Technology,

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What Are You Thankful For?

We have many international readers here at Gear Technology who may wonder about this most American of holidays — Thanksgiving. Most countries have a full array of religious celebrations, plus

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Where Have All the Pumpjacks Gone?

The last stronghold for herringbones was — and remains — the venerable oil field pumpjack gearbox. Although known by a variety of other names, nothing says “oil field” to the

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Herringbones 102

Imagine for a moment that your boss invented the herringbone tooth form and tasked you with building machines to cut them. This was the situation Percy C. Day found himself

Gear Talk With Chuck

Herringbones 101

I try to avoid technical matters here in the blog on the grounds that we have an entire magazine to cover the “hard stuff.” Besides, very few topics can be