I really hope this resolves for you all. I have no dealings with the guy . I do know from experience that turning on the lathe isn't a massive undertaking assuming you have the tools and proper measurements/templates already established. Sourcing wood isn't a problem either.
I hope things go your way here.
Sorry to hear that you are left in the dark.
Edited by nick n - 6/29/11 at 8:08pm