May 01, 2024

Getting hung up on the past...

Not that there's anything wrong with that. Some folks can really get into it. And it drives so much of the car hobby. But that's not me. I cannot. But I can, recognizing my own limited skills, still draw a bit of inspiration from those who blazed the trial. While still keeping my feet firmly planted in reality of the here and now.



April 01, 2024

Progress Report

 As you view these, please keep in mind that I've never attempted this level of fabrication before and I have a lot to learn.



March 01, 2024


This is what we're currently thrashing around with, although my lack of confidence continues to slow me down quite a bit.

It has been a great learning experience tho and that's what this entire project is all about.


December 01, 2023

What's happening at the shop

So here we are with another year drawing to a close. To see what we've been up to on our π•­π–”π–Œπ–Œπ–˜' π•Έπ–”π–“π–˜π–™π–Šπ–— 1957 Catalina and find out what's coming up, why not join us over on our Youtube channel and see what you're missing.

October 01, 2023


Set up a metalworking bench at the shop for new throatless shear and our Perfectly Shitty English Wheel®.

More mayhem on our Trashcan Garage Youtube channel.

February 01, 2023

A New Year - Feeling Fortunate

Nothing is certain in today's world and right now I'm just happy to have the means to keep my shop and have a place to hang out and be able to work at my leisure.

July 01, 2022

In Memory Of Our Fearless Leader

When we were kids, we didn't have anyone like "Big Daddy" Ed Roth around to warp our young minds. But, we did have The Ghoul. He hosted our late night Saturday horror movies on UHF channel 61 in Cleveland in the early 1970s.

Those who know, know.

Our king and fearless leader



December 15, 2021

Rusty's Words of Wisdumb

Don't turn in shitty work. Take the time to do it right. Learn from your mistakes. Take pride in what you've accomplished. If you're looking to be famous and gain the admiration of total strangers? Become a politician.