Re: Drying motor question.
Well, after considering all options on the motor I think I am going to pick up the one I am looking at on ebay. It is 5-6 RPM and comes with the chuck and mounting shaft. I figure it is probably better to make a mounting block for it myself so that I can more easily match the height of the holding block on the other side. I can probably make up the thread wrap station while I am at it, and just need to get the tensioning device figured out.
Looking at places like Jann's Netcraft it looks like I can get a 9' 7wt blank for around $50. So this should make for a good inexpensive start, and fill out one the weights I want to get. Even if the thing is junk and gets chucked in a year or two it would still be a valuable and inexpensive starting point.