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Gear Talk With Chuck

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

Gear Talk With Chuck

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

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A Wide World of Gears

Blogging from an American perspective can sometimes make me forget that the gear industry is active around the world. I get occasional reminders in the form of e-mail questions from

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Better Tools, Better Gears?

  Previous blogs have discussed how fortunate we are to live in an age with the very best in gear making technology. Modern gear grinding machines can reliably produce whatever

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Storage Capacity

The management here at Beyta Gear Service’s world headquarters has ordered a clean-up of certain storage areas. Our now adult children left quite a bit of things behind as they