I've been thinking about doing something similar as well with my Verdier. Have you seen the modifications to the Verdier being offered by Graham Tricker of GT Audio? This is the route that I'm almost certain to take. Mr. Tricker has designed a battery based power supply, fully endorsed by Mr. Verdier, as well as a new motor housing that he claims - as he should - greatly improves an already great table. I'm certain of the benefits of going to a battery based/DC power supply. GT Audio also offer a range of exotic hardwood arm boards, which I'm tempted to buy as well. Check out his site. It's just another option.