I am TrevM, full name Trevor Moseley.
Krys: Thank you very much for introducing me to this thread.
All: I very much enjoyed reading all your comments, it is really nice to see that someone is using the lib.
You were wondering about my printer:
My printer is a RepRap Metric Mendel Prusa. I built it from plans off RepRap wiki, sourcing basic parts from EBay, Farnell etc. Did everything 'on the cheap', whole printer cost less than £250. I am still not sure how it compares on print quality.
My first task was to build a winch for our washing line. I was disappointed to not find a way of creating threads.
So I created the lib, my first ever attempt at anything in OpenSCAD, then got on with the winch and as an after thought, put the lib on Thingiverse. I didn't think it was much more than just functional and was more than shocked by the interest in it.
I then did the winch, it handles a fully loaded 50 foot washing line with ease and has been in constant use now for 3 years mounted outside in all weathers.
There were various comments concerning lib render (lack of) speed.
I tried lots of different methods before I finally found 1 that seemed to make massive increases in speed and that is what I published as 'updated', but it sounds like errors crept in and I didn't notice.
I see statistics on general viewing and downloading on Thingiverse, but seeing this forum was quite an eye opener.
Again, many thanks.
Have Fun :-)