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Gear Talk With Chuck

A Day That Changed the Future

[starbox] I didn’t start working in the gear business until 1971, but the events of 30 years earlier affected me from the moment I walked into the employment office. The

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Overcoming Adversity

[starbox] My last blog concerned project management and the problems of staying on schedule. I thought it only fair to pass on some techniques I learned along the way to

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Deadlines

[starbox] I have posted before about how much I enjoyed seeing my projects finally reach the shipping dock after months of sales negotiation, designing, manufacturing, assembly, and testing. With the

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Thanksgiving

[starbox] Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It remains one of our least marketable celebrations — unless you count the intrusion of Christmas shopping into a day formerly reserved for family,

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Unknown Heroes of Engineering

[starbox] I am a big fan of team players — the guys and gals who put forth that extra something that pushes a good team to greatness. Some have been

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One Man’s Treasure

[starbox] This week’s estate sale treasure is a nice copy of A History of the Machine, by Sigvard Strandh (A&W Publishers Inc., Swedish & Worldwide Copyright, 1979). I have posted

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In Praise of Tinkering

  [starbox] My most recent post told of less than optimum gear making under extreme conditions. It reminded me of the incident that got me involved with auto racing in

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A Good Waste of Time

[starbox] Spending too much time on your computer? I’m guilty of that too, but I use the occasional educational content as an excuse. One of my favorite Facebook pages is

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The War to End All Wars

[starbox] As the son of a World War II sailor, I was raised with an honest respect for our nation’s veterans. The massive size of WW II and its reshaping

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The Importance of Perseverance

  [starbox] The tragic loss of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShip Two prompted some comments on whether the program should continue. Loss of life should require an examination of the procedures and