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Gear Talk With Chuck

Long Lasting Gear Designs

[starbox]It is time to start preparing for the racing season so I have finally been spending some time in the garage. As a follow up to my last blog posting

Gear Talk With Chuck

Paying it Forward

[starbox]Sometimes we cannot really anticipate the positive future effects of something we do today. This was illustrated to me this winter as it has been rather chilly in the house

Gear Talk With Chuck

Where are Future Gear Guys and Gear Gals Coming From?

[starbox]Social media allows us to keep in touch with a much wider range of people than ever before. Recently one of my wife’s cousins posted a copy of her eight-year-old

Gear Talk With Chuck

Secret Weapon: Checklists

[starbox]One of the first things I learned in the Boy Scouts was the use of checklists to make sure things weren’t forgotten for camping trips. The Scouts were very big

Gear Talk With Chuck

Sleeping on It?

[starbox]Do you lose sleep over your work? I have blogged previously about being troubled over employee evaluations but have to admit the real “sleep thief” for me is unresolved design

Gear Talk With Chuck

Why is this Stuff Still so Complicated?

[starbox] Much of my engineering practice is working with companies that design machines only once in a while. I enjoy working with the people on their staff and coaching them

Gear Talk With Chuck

Asset or Liability?

[starbox]In encouraging young people to consider a career in engineering, I think it is important to be honest about the current “status” of engineers in the working world. There was

Gear Talk With Chuck

It Isn’t a Job. It’s a Passion

[starbox] February 22-28, 2015 is the 64th annual National Engineers’ Week — as established by the National Society of Professional Engineers. The week varies a bit from year to year,

Gear Talk With Chuck

Where is My Flying Car?

It was great fun reading news stories on the Back to the Future anniversary, and which inventions actually happened. Sorry, but a Hover Board just isn’t going to answer my

Gear Talk With Chuck

Uncertain Times

[starbox] While the news media is heralding improved job and income growth, people in gear manufacturing are worried about the security of their jobs. Low mineral prices, the drop in