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Gear Talk With Chuck

Who Offered the First Enclosed Gearbox?

Let’s start 2016 off with a joint research project. While visiting a client late last year we got to talking gear history and he recounted a story about the first

Gear Talk With Chuck

Happy to be Back to Work?

As much as I enjoy a bit of time off it gets boring if I am away from gears for too long. Since I have been in the consulting trade

Gear Talk With Chuck

One Last Blog for 2015

  This blog completes our second year of blogs for the Gear Technology website. It has occasionally been a challenge to come up with something to say twice a week

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One More Story

  I recently celebrated my 33rd wedding anniversary and want to share a favorite story of my wonderful wife’s baptism into the trials of the gear business. Our wedding in

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Happy Holidays!

Many different holidays are celebrated at the end of the calendar year and we at Gear Technology send out our best wishes to readers around the world. We hope you

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Last-Minute Shopping

Not being much of a shopper, I dread holiday gift lists. Fortunately my wife takes care of most obligations on that front, so I only have to come up with

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Holiday Shutdown Duty

I have posted before about how much I enjoyed working and supervising holiday shutdowns over the years. Unless travel plans took the family out of town, I was glad to

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Holiday Traditions

Among my fondest memories at my various stops in the gear industry are the holiday traditions. Some places had well organized off-site events; others made do with more home grown

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Doing Nothing is Not Without Risk

One last thought before we leave the subject of evaluating incoming quotes — doing nothing is risky. The gear business may seem like a stable, well-understood marketplace with established competitors.

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All Sales Considered

Regular readers of this blog know that I am not one of those engineers who disrespects salesmen and saleswomen. I have pointed out frequently that nothing happens in our shops