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Bill, and everyone else who responded.
Thanks very much for all the input looks like a fun but fairly fruitless pursuit! I will probably replace the feedscrew for either 100 or 200tpi and play around a bit. I got the unit from a fellow ARSC member sans motor. I have a nice brushless (very very quiet) AC servo motor that I might put in and see what she'll do.
thanks again to everyone!