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Welcome to [[my]] mess of knowledge.
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Many people will want to start by using the search-bar to the left, or browsing [[:Category:Manufacturer|The Manufacturer Category page]].
  
There are many things that are too tedious for [http://www.wikipedia.org Wikipedia] to be concerned with tracking - mostly "[[:Category:How-To|How-To]]" style articles. That's exactly what [[I]]'m looking to keep here.
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== Thanks to ==
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This wiki wouldn't exist without the kind efforts of [http://www.garagejournal.com GarageJournal.com], [http://www.practicalmachinist.com PracticalMachinist.com], [http://vintagemachinery.org/ VintageMachinery.org], [http://www.jalopyjournal.com JalopyJournal.com], nor [http://alloy-artifacts.org/ Alloy Artifacts].
  
This wiki wouldn't exist without the kind efforts of [http://www.garagejournal.com GarageJournal.com], [http://www.practicalmachinist.com PracticalMachinist.com], [http://vintagemachinery.org/ VintageMachinery.org], [http://www.jalopyjournal.com JalopyJournal.com], nor [http://home.comcast.net/~alloy-artifacts/ Alloy Artifacts].
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--[[User:Dayid|Dayid]] 15:47, 6 March 2012 (UTC)
  
If you're familiar with the wiki formatting and have something to add, please feel free to. If you're not comfortable with it, you can private message me (or e-mail me dayid@dayid.org) and I will add it myself. Please don't be offended if things you do are modified, this is a lot of information and it's important to keep it all organized *just right*!
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== Like-minded sites for web-travelers ==
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If you like this type of information, you may also enjoy:
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* [http://www.datamp.org/index.php DATAMP.org]
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* [http://theclampguy.info/site.htm TheClampGuy.info]
  
--[[User:Dayid|Dayid]] 02:05, 4 March 2012 (UTC)
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== Site History ==
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When I began this site sometime in ~2008 I did all the reading and research myself just to pass the time. As my work grew busier and my family grew I found less time to keep things up to date with updates from the many forums I frequented.
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In February of 2017 I was notified of defaced pages to the wiki that had occurred only shortly after I had made it possible for people to create accounts and perform edits. While I had concerns about people not keeping the data as organized as I'd intended I did not foresee the amount of utter spam that was posted. Shortly after, I took the site down and saved the backups of the data I had originally. I had many people reach out to me from forums and e-mail asking how they could help - and frankly I just didn't know how.
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On 12/17/2018 this site was kindly retrieved from backups created on 02/11/2017. This was done by the kind folks at Miraheze.org who are now hosting this site. I know since it was last online some other sites have sprung up with new information. I hope that both myself and the community will be able to protect and grow this site now in its new location.
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I am still re-uploading some of the > 500 images.
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--[[User:Dayid|Dayid]] 20:25, 17 December 2018 (UTC)
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All original content is fully restored.

Latest revision as of 17:13, 28 June 2019

Many people will want to start by using the search-bar to the left, or browsing The Manufacturer Category page.

Thanks to

This wiki wouldn't exist without the kind efforts of GarageJournal.com, PracticalMachinist.com, VintageMachinery.org, JalopyJournal.com, nor Alloy Artifacts.

--Dayid 15:47, 6 March 2012 (UTC)

Like-minded sites for web-travelers

If you like this type of information, you may also enjoy:


Site History

When I began this site sometime in ~2008 I did all the reading and research myself just to pass the time. As my work grew busier and my family grew I found less time to keep things up to date with updates from the many forums I frequented.

In February of 2017 I was notified of defaced pages to the wiki that had occurred only shortly after I had made it possible for people to create accounts and perform edits. While I had concerns about people not keeping the data as organized as I'd intended I did not foresee the amount of utter spam that was posted. Shortly after, I took the site down and saved the backups of the data I had originally. I had many people reach out to me from forums and e-mail asking how they could help - and frankly I just didn't know how.

On 12/17/2018 this site was kindly retrieved from backups created on 02/11/2017. This was done by the kind folks at Miraheze.org who are now hosting this site. I know since it was last online some other sites have sprung up with new information. I hope that both myself and the community will be able to protect and grow this site now in its new location.

I am still re-uploading some of the > 500 images.

--Dayid 20:25, 17 December 2018 (UTC)

All original content is fully restored.