Many people will want to start by using the search-bar to the left, or browsing The Manufacturer Category page.
This wiki wouldn't exist without the kind efforts of GarageJournal.com, PracticalMachinist.com, VintageMachinery.org, JalopyJournal.com, nor Alloy Artifacts. If you like this type of information, you should also checkout: DATAMP.org.
--Dayid 15:47, 6 March 2012 (UTC)
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)