I’ve been asked to teach some workshops near Toronto, and if things
work out it will be my first trip across an international border to
teach. I’ve got to fly, and my normal procedure is to stick all my
pointy tools and stuff into a Fedex box and ship those to my hotel
or my workshop host’s home, then fly with just my regular traveling
gear and a few pieces I hate to loose track of. A couple of questions
come to mind, though…
If I carry examples of my work, i.e., my knotted chain-mail shirt and
some bracelets and stuff, will they demand that I pay duty on them?
What do I say to them about a mass of silver that weighs seven pounds
and that I casually wear at renaissance fairs and science fiction
Is my fedex package with silver wire, wood and brass tools, pliers,
etc, going to be trapped in customs forever and ever? How early
should I ship them to make sure they get through in time?