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Gear Talk With Chuck

Reviving Old Ideas

    My last blog may have sounded like I didn’t think there was anything really new to be found in the gear trade. Actually I think there are numerous

Gear Talk With Chuck

Something to Look Forward to

With Super Bowl 50 behind us, the sporting public can turn its attention to basketball and hockey while baseball teams start spring training. Those of us of a more mechanical

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Cold Weather Designs

    Growing up in Milwaukee I learned about cold weather early and got a refresher course every winter. These lessons served me well during two winters in Traverse City

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The World before Wikipedia and Google

I have a lot of books. Like old friends, they sit on shelves and in boxes waiting for me to need them. It has been pointed out to me that

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Discovering Gears

Recently, an attorney told me that his eleven-year-old daughter had “discovered” gears in a science class and was excitedly learning all she could about them. It got me thinking about

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Super Bowl Week Reflection

  It may surprise some people that there was football before the Super Bowl. I know this because back in those dark ages we watched games from colleges and two

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Tight Belts, Restricted Vision

Regular unleaded gasoline prices dropped below $1.50 a gallon in the Chicago suburbs this week. That hardly seemed possible when prices peaked well north of $4 and high gas costs

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Room for Improvement

Previous blogs here have celebrated the great advances made in gear industry design capabilities and machine tools. As the “paper of record” for the past several decades, Gear Technology’s digital

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Observations on Air Travel, Continued

My first airline trip of the New Year ended like the last one of the previous year: in a middle seat of a fully loaded plane fighting a respiratory bug

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Nostalgia Time

I am less of an airplane fan than most engineers, but the news reports of Air France scheduling special “last flights” for its retiring Boeing 747 jumbo jets due to