The Ninth Annual

CAMS Yard Sale

Saturday 31 October

Yep, we had the yard sale, rain and all.......


Chesapeake Area Metalworking Society

Summary and photos from our 2008 yard sale - here


A yard sale of metalworking machinery, tools, gadgets, and whatever related to all aspects of metalworking as a hobby. This is not only a chance to examine and purchase items, large and small, but also a chance to meet and greet others who are interested in the hobby. While selling is restricted to club members, everyone is welcome to come by, meet fellow hobbyists, and hunt for bargains. Membership is not a formal signup, just being or knowing someone who is on our mailing list or comes to meetings is sufficient. 

There will also be a pot-luck picnic for club members and their guests only. We will be collecting cash donations to cover the cost of hot dogs/burgers/sodas for the yard sale at CAMS meetings or via a donation jar at the yard sale. Club members are also encouraged to bring "pot luck" item for their friends to enjoy. Dave Bluett is coordinating this aspect of the event. Please contact him via our e-mail list.


In past years we had milling machines, lathes, a surface grinder, a shaper, drill presses, and untold amounts of small stuff, books, and general junque.

Let us know what you are bringing to sell and we will list it here! Though this is not an exhibition, you can also bring stuff just to show if you like.


Saturday the 31st of October 2009. Open to the public at 10 AM. CAMS members admitted at 9 AM. If weather is forecast to be unfriendly, we will announce an update by Friday AM on the mailing list.


At the home of a club member, Steve Stallings, in Lorton, Virginia. The street address is 10025 Old Colchester Road. 

Driving directions are: - Take interstate 95 South to the Lorton, VA exit which is approximately 6.5 miles from the Washington beltway. At the end of the ramp, turn left (East) onto Lorton Road. Proceed under the bridge for I95, through the stoplights at Gunston Cove Road (no through passage), and stoplight at the Amtrak station entrance, and under the railroad bridge (all very close together). At the first light past the railroad bridge turn right onto Lorton Market Square. There is a First American Bank on the corner and a strip shopping center along Lorton Market Square. Proceed past the shopping center, past the old railroad bridge where the road you are on becomes Gunston Cove Road. Those with a keen eye and memory will realize that my old house was in the area, though it has changed significantly. 

Proceed up the hill to the stoplight at US Rt. 1 and cross Rt. 1 and pass a gas station and a 7-11 store. The name of the road changes again to become just plain Gunston Road. Proceed to the next intersection (almost a mile) to turn right onto Old Colchester Road. My house is the first one on the left (10025 Old Colchester Road). Do not try to park in the driveways at the house except for handicap parking. Proceed further and look for a gap in the split rail fence to turn left into the "pasture". Flea market area will be to the left, uphill near the house. 

General parking will be to the right. No large trucks or heavy trailers as this area has clay tile drain field lines in it.

There is NO street parking in the immediate area, you must park in the "pasture". Please do not try to park in the driveway at the house except for handicap parking.

On the internet you can access a map and directions here -- CLICK HERE FOR MAP


You will be setting up on a grassy lawn with some slope and just a bit shade at the North edge. Setup may begin at 8:30AM. Plan on bringing your own ground cover or table as there will still be dew on the grass in the morning. If having your table level is critical, bring chock blocks. Light vehicles may drive on the lawn during setup. Vehicles should be moved out of this area if not needed after setup. We should keep a center aisle 50 feet wide to allow vehicles to exit after setup.

There are no covered areas available, so bring plastic or a tarp if rain threatens.

Sun block, insect repellent, folding chairs, and umbrellas are items to consider in your kit.


Gunston Hall plantation and Potomac Mills shopping mall are near by for family members who may wish to share the ride but not stay around for the day. There is also a 7-11 store just up the hill at Route 1 and Gunston Road.


For additional information, you can e-mail questions to


or you can phone  703-550-5832. If no one is home, please leave a message.


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