Way back in April I made a pretty substantial order (pretty big for a hobbyist like myself) from Alpha Knife Supply and Tru Grit Abrasives. It was about $500 USD. I had it shipped to my PO box in Niagara Falls NY where I would normally pop across the boarder to pick it up. I really wasn't expecting the boarder shut down to last as long as it has and the way things are progressing, I now see it lasting well into the new year. Who knows if I'll ever see that order again. I used up what steel I had but have been dead in the water for months. Finally broke down and made a second order, this time to be shipped directly to my home. Belts from CDN knife maker and steel from Alpha. My shipping went from $28 USD (when normally shipped to NY) to $268 US from Alpha. I've been getting a lot of requests lately and as my shop isn't heated, I only have a month or so of good weather to get making again. Oh well, if that's the worst thing to happen to me during this pandemic I'll consider myself very lucky.