The Importance of Follow-Up

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The Importance of Follow-Up

Job creation has been a popular platform for politicians for as long as I can remember. What seems to be lacking is any sort of “after action report” on the

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How Much is Too Much?

My inner curmudgeon got loose in the last blog and I want to assure you that I, too, love big horsepower. My concern is that it be applied safely. Since

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Horsepower Race

[starbox]As the Tool Time host used to say, “The answer is more power.” My little lathe/mill combo has a whopping .75 horsepower and I’ve managed to stall it a few

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Evolving Equipment

[starbox]How long should gear manufacturing equipment last? I posted before about some very “veteran” gear cutting machines that are still earning their keep on a regular basis. It occurs to

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Fighting the Future

[starbox]My computer repair people advised tossing one of my computers in the trash recently. This loyal travel companion had become so “buggy” from public WiFi networks that repairing it would

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March Madness

[starbox]At my height basketball was never going to be a major part of my life. During the Al McGuire years at Marquette it was hard not to become a fan,

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What Gear Trade Milestones Have You Witnessed?

[starbox]Last week’s blog on the Century of AGMA Timeline brought to mind a humorous story of our now adult daughter’s first “play store” set. If you’ve had children you are

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Gear Milestones Needed

[starbox]The American Gear Manufacturers Association (www.agma.org) will be celebrating its centennial in 2016. In preparation for the big party, they are developing a timeline of major milestones of our trade,

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Time to Update Our Clichés?

[starbox]Evolving language and out-of-touch “seniors” not understanding it have been popular topics with stand-up comedians for many years. Growing up in the 1950s and 1960s, I found their routines hilarious.

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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