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Gear Talk With Chuck

Happy Independence Day!

Other than the fireworks, it is a quiet day for most of us here in the United States. We need this annual holiday to remind us that, despite the very

Gear Talk With Chuck

What Did They Know and When Did They Know It?

[starbox] No, I am not launching a criminal investigation. The title of this posting summarizes my ongoing study of the history of gear ratings. Most of you are aware that

Gear Talk With Chuck

Everything Old is New Again

[starbox] Writing a technical paper sometimes requires digging deep in your files for that obscure reference you just know you kept a copy of somewhere. I’ve been collecting books, papers,

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How Old is Your Machinery’s Handbook?

[starbox] When discussing influential books on gears, I like to start with the venerable Machinery’s Handbook. No matter where you go in the industrial world you’ll find well thumbed copies

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Who Taught You About Gears?

[starbox] “The beginning of wisdom is calling things by their proper name” — Chinese proverb Who taught you about gears? I was blessed with some great mentors in the early