These blanks were once part of a highly profitable railroad in the north east. This wood was part of the sides of boxcars for the Lehigh Valley Railroad.
This railroad had an owner named Asa Packer who lived just up the river from the main build/rebuild yards. The nearby village took on his name and became Packerton PA. The yard consisting of 34 tracks was employment center in the early 1900's where about 2200 men worked just outside Lehighton PA. This wood was preserved through time as the men of the railroad used battered cars for wood in home construction in the area. Fortunately the general store of Packerton was one of such buildings and not only was it built from reclaimed wood, it was also built by the railroad in the early 1800's from the sides, hemlock, and the floors and beams of the cars, which was yellow pine. I fortunately was able to acquire some of each type of wood. These blanks are unstabilized but work nicely for pen turning. Dimensions are 3/4 sq by 5 inches. If you order 10 or more I will ship for free and refund any shipping fees paid. Each blank will include 1 COA.