Ill post the part using your rachet design immediately after i get a print that i would put my name on. Probably before Wednesday, and ill certainly link it to your work. I got a very high quality print from your file just as it came on the 2nd attempt. The first print with two shells (Im using Simplify3D) left some cosmetic flaws on the top and bottom, so i added a third shell to those faces only, and the results were perfect. Ill throw up a photo when i get back home.
Ill eventually get to posting all of my work- its just an issue i have with putting my name to work that has obvious room for improvement. As my talents lie in other areas, ill never come close to your skill level, but i come up with a ton of ideas. To give you a more full picture- i spent two years planning and refining a business model where regular 3D Printers can get going for less than $2000 to go full time out of the gate or for well under $1000 (currently the minimum ive come up with to be able to accept most orders is $650ish. Without putting up 10-15 pages, the plan revolves around focusing on the local area where you live and growing a reputation as a positive force for your neighborhood while in business you adhere to a standard for honorable motivation, honest practices, and for demonstrating not only genuine care for the customer and a fierce commitment to product quality. Rather than putting money into advertising, i go to local retirement facilities and physical therapy places, etc with boxes of prints which make people's lives easier or help lessen the burden of a disability, etc and spend a couple of hours telling people about the amazing new tech of 3D printing and showing folks how to get the most out of all of the free prints you passed out. I planned every detail, conducted dozens of surveys and interviews and filled up 8 notebooks which i distilled down to two books worth of the best ideas. I opened up full time on 1/1/18 and while ive been building, modifying, and printing for six years, i took a stab at following this business plan for all of my income. After two and a half months, ive simplified the plan in many ways and eliminated a bunch of things that i planned to always stock while adding some capabilities (like copper electroplating for a real metal surface thats both cheaper and far superior to the metal dust filaments like Bronzefil. I base the size of the monthly (now divided into two times a month) free print distribution on using the same amount of filament used to make the prints which i sold. I try to pick the most useful print that is easy to make and makes a lot of items. This month ,thisgroup of prints which im trying to improve have been requested by the places i had planned to go as they heard about them from last months group. The one crucial rule and the two exceptions to the non-profit printing are that every item that leaves my shop is held to the same standards of quality. I never cut corners or skimp on infill, etc. I consider giving away free junk worse than not giving away anything at all. The exceptions are that any print which can be helpful to a military veteran (i did my 4 years) gets immediate priority over all jobs, even paid work, which is listed on my sale contracts. Finally, if someone approaches me with a genuine need that a 3D print can help, they deserve my best attempt to help them in a reasonable timeframe and regarless of whether or not they can pay and if an offered payment would cause them difficulty, it shoulnt be taken or if the work was massively labor or material intensive, no more than the base cost of the filament should br charged. Honestly, with the price for a kg roll and the number of prints you can get out of a roll, the financial toll is miniscule. Last month i ended up printing 4kg of free items and there was enough that every resident at the facility got all they wanted and i still had dozens of items left.
Long story short, when i get all of the wrinkles worked out of the business model and all of the strategies, prints to bring when meeting business clients of many types, types of customers and the common issues with explaining 3D printing to unaware people have all had a real life trial, i intend to give the plan away to anyone under the conditions that they genuinely intend to start their own business and they agree to abide by the standards of honesty, integrity, and commitment to quality that are called for. So thats the full background on why im asking around to use parts of designs for non-commercial purposes. If you get a chance, let me know what you think of positioning 3D businesses as small community focused establishments or of anything else i mentioned.