I also have an order placed with Big Ed. I'd written him, same as you about a possible delivery date. I last heard form Ed on Dec-21. This is part of his response:
One of the complaints on me was a lack of communication. I'm addressing that with these updates, so nobody is left hanging and wondering.
The bottom line is that I'm behind schedule. I'm a little rusty after being away from it for 2 years.
I know that doesn't do much for addressing the current silence. Before this email, I had last heard from him on Dec-11. I hope Ed will check in with us soon. Maybe he could use this forum to post partial updates? Anyone out there know how to contact Ed personally, please do so with regard to this thread. There that request needs to be a separate post?