Good morning everyone, just getting back in the swing of things, took a few days off had fam and friends in for a full on hardcore 4 day duck hunt. Started out tough going in blind but we put the work in an hammered em over the weekend. Got 28 duck breasts soaking now, going to the grill this weekend with some fresh deer sausage my friend hooked me up with RRRRRR cant freaking wait! Bout to get my butt in the shop for a bit today, gotta hit it hard. Got the River Dance show tonight with my wife, woot woot! Omgosh, I was in the midst of my post here was going to do some quick shipping and tracking to update you all when I learned I am going to have to change how I do shipping completely for international orders. Where I would offer free shipping on every order, a $22 FM stem would cost me $2.50 to ship to Canada, this last week rates increased and now its going to cost $12, and thats the closest internationally I ship to regularly, it only gets more expensive from there. I cant afford to go the route I was on smalls. Its going to cost me the same price for a complete WS package weighing 1.5lbs. as it would a 1/2oz. wood stem. Jeez I am at a loss and am really frustrated at this moment ughhhhhh not cool! @Aezhenn I thank you for the post and just heard yesterday that your post also made it to my biz location yesterday. Just got home this morning and am headed that way to pick em up shortly, thanks so much my man and I will be in touch soon! @Summer Lol, I have learned over my first half of life that if the wife aint happy aint nobody happy so its best that Mrs. Ed stays happy and I do whatever I can to ensure that, thatd be my strategy going forward each and every day! Hmm I hadnt thought that far ahead really but sure I suppose so, you would have to get with me in advance to make that happen. I got you, dont sweat it! @pxl_jockey Thanks so much for the post and for the kind words! Omgosh you have no idea how many irons I have in the fire, I am going to have to slow down at some point, life is just way way to crazy busy these days and look to only get even more so. Thing is I have been doing a matching set, not only are the matching species but wanted the overall design of all the wood to match. I dont want to just do straight pieces for all but want each to have some flavor ya know. I dont suppose it has to be exact but do want some similarity to each. I will give this more thought for sure and no offense at all bro, thanks for the questions and for getting me to thinking. @Vitolo WoodScents rules!!! @Slagzord @lazylathe Gosh guys I am seeing things change significantly in how I have done shipping. I have been doing it the same way for almost 11 years and now all of a sudden it has changed. Before when I would do internationals they would go to Miami through customs then off to their destination, I looked at you guys tracking and show it went there but then went to Louisville, uhhhhh say what. I am guessing thats Kentucky but why from MS - FL - KY before outside the US, maybe thats why the freaking rates went up 6 times or more to justify the ridiculous transit route. Before a Canada order would take bout 10-14 days now guys I am sorry I have no idea whats going on nor when anything will happen. I am like you all looking at tracking hoping it makes it soon and rethinking how everything works. UGHHHHHHH this is a big big load of crap and I so am not happy! Shipping is just another hill that I will overcome, a true stepper like me dont give up or give in!