Why would we laugh? It sounds like you just built what we refer to as a "first machine." And, it sounds like a fun machine!
Lots of us use 1/4" (or so) allthread, and smallish steppers. BTW, since you're obviously a tech geek, the HPLJ I, II, and III printers each contain a single 100 oz-in stepper motor...if you're interested in upgrading your motors. They're commonly available surplus, and at thrift stores, for next to nothing.
Congratulations! It's relatively unusual that anyone actually completely finish a machine -- you're in an elite group. Welcome to the group!
Please, post your pictures... I'm sure we'd all be interested in seeing your creation!
-- Chuck Knight