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Gear Talk With Chuck

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

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Catalog Season

The holiday gift catalogs have started to arrive at my house. Over the years our gift list has been pared down, but we occasionally see something unique that is just

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Moving the Goal Posts

[starbox] Our area has been “under construction,” or, more accurately — “re-construction” — for the past year or so. Every road in town has been ripped up; the old blacktop

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History Lessons

[starbox] My trip to the AGMA Fall Technical Meeting was preceded by a one-day visit to the Gettysburg National Military Park. As a boy I loved Civil War history, and

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Preserving Gear History

  [starbox] One of the initiatives now in progress since the close of the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) 2014 Fall FTM was building a detailed timeline of the organization’s