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Gear Talk With Chuck

More Steps up the Ladder

My last posting covered the beginning stages of the path to gear expertise. Your “Jon Snow” days of knowing nothing won’t last long. Very quickly you will be watching the

Gear Talk With Chuck

Seven Stages of Expertise

There is no “gear expert” merit badge for you to earn. I have posted before about the limited amount of gear education included in the standard engineering curriculum here in

Gear Talk With Chuck

Understanding Spur Gears

Spur gears have been around “forever.” That ancient astronomical device recovered from the Mediterranean Sea a few years ago shows the antiquity and utility of the simple hand-filed tooth. Scientists

Gear Talk With Chuck

Appreciating the Spur Gear

When the average civilian hears the word “gear,” if they think of mechanical things at all, they envision a big spur gear, perhaps in a clock or with a movie

Gear Talk With Chuck

One Step at a Time

Regular readers know that I am a big fan of both the Boy and Girl Scout programs. My children were scouts. My wife and I were scout leaders. One of

Gear Talk With Chuck

The First Step is Easy

When I started writing my gear book back in 1986, the mission was to provide enough information for a person new to the gear trade to tell if someone was

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Avoiding the Potholes

No one becomes a gear expert overnight. You might be abruptly assigned the title by your employer, but it takes some time before you can really fulfill the job requirements.

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The Company You Keep

Learning about gears is much easier in a group setting. Anyone who suffered through a tough high school or university class without study buddies will appreciate the value of having

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The Beginning of Wisdom

Faithful followers of this blog can complete that mantra without prompting, but for new readers — the beginning of wisdom is calling things by their proper name. The first thing

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How to Begin?

So, you want to teach people about gears. It is a huge topic with many interesting and complicated facets to it. A person could spend their entire adult life working