The Michigan Daily-Sunday,January 18, 1981-Page 3
'U' students enjoy getting into the woodwork
By GREG DAVIS
If you thought wood shop was just for high schoolers,
sharpen your jigsaw and think again.
For 50 cents a day, University students, staff, and faculty
vho have completed a six-hour safety course can use a work
shop equipped with power tools worth thousands of dollars.
David Fauman, the shop supervisor, says that students
Dan build anything they want - except boats - "as long as it
will fit out the door." ,
BUT HE SUGGESTS that those just learning about
woodworking start with something small.
The Arts/Crafts Shop is funded by a Regents' grant, and
operates on the student services fee paid each semester. All
students are assessed 75 cents on their tuition bill for the
Lynette Nauer, a junior economics major, used the shop,
located at 537 SAB, fall term to make Christmas gifts. "It is
really satisfying to make something yourself," she said. One
of her projects was a picture frame.
"I like working with my hands," said senior business
major Cheryl Kidston. Kidston designed a table which' she
will complete lter this semester.
Students use elaborate wood shop
equipment to make gifts , repairs
YASMIN KAHN used the facility to make a table as a
gift. The junior civil engineering student said she likes the
shop's friendly atmosphere.
The shop is not crowded: The average number of users
per day was eight fall term, according to Fauman. Shop per-
sonnel are willing to help those having trouble with the
projects, he said.
An additional feature is the shop's skills exchange list.
One person on the list can make musical instruments. A plat-
form bed and china cabinet, which took 160 hours to com-
plete, are among recent wood projects completed in the shop.
SOON, FAUMAN said, the shop will offer a one-day
seminar on apartment maintenance. It "will teach you to do
repairs so that you can get your security deposit back," he
Fauman and his assistant, Richard Seelig, run four other
basic workshops every term. These sessions teach wood
skills, including how to tell the difference between hardwood
Woodworking and woodcarving are also taught. Two-
thirds of the spaces in these classes are reserved for studen-
ts, and the workshop fee is $18.
This week, the shop is offering a free power tool class every
evening at 6.
IT IS TYPICAL, Fauman said, for women to outnumber
men in the workshops. "Traditionally, women have been
barred from activities like woodworking," he said, ex-
plaining the high female enrollment in the shop's classes.
Also, Fauman said, "when it comes to safety, we have a
lot fewer problems with women than men." Women pay
more attention, he said, "because they don't have a macho
image to uphold."
The shop is used primarily by students - 85 percent of
those who work on projects there are students and 35 percent:
The shop is open to all students with proper identification
and has power sanders, a router, portable grinder (welds
joints), band saw, power miter box, table saw, arc-welding
equipment, and other power and hand tools. Users must sup-
ply their own materials.
IN ADDITION TO running the workshop, Fauman, a 1971
University graduate, works as a puppeteer. He and his wife
perform at Mott's Children's Hospital, nursery schools, and
do additional promotional work.
Other woodshops in town are not for the public's use.
These include the Adult Education Shop at Huron High
School, the University theater shop, and the University art
Shop hours are Sunday through Friday, 4-11 p.m.
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in Toronto Vincent Price
TORONTO (AP) - Six people died
and 59 others were injured yesterday
when a pre-dawn fire swept through the
fashionable 22-story Inn on the Park
hotel in northeastern Toronto.
Police and fire department officials
said details were sketchy, but the blaze
was believed to have started on the
second floor at about 2:35 a.m. EST. It
was brought under control within a few
Authorities said three men, one
woman, and two girls were killed.
About 200 people were registered at
the hotel when the fire broke out. Of-
ficials began evacuating them after
smoke streamed into the hotel's main
tower. The injured were taken to three
local hospitals and treated for smoke
inhalation, police said.
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February 5, 8pm
Lg vDaily Photo by PAUL ENGSTROM
Few of the University's legal types stray off the beaten paths of the Law School courtyard.
Professional Theatre Program
Tickets at the PTP ticket office - Phone 764-@450
AAFC/Cross Qurrfnts-Loves of a Blonde, Landscape after Battle, 7 pam.,
MLB3. . -
Cinema Guild-Tarzan the Ape Man, 7 p.m.; Tarzan and His Mate, 9 p.m.,
Lorch Hall Aud.
Cinema Il-Dance Shorts, 7, 9p.m., Aud. A, Angell.
Mediatrics-Dr. Zhivago, 2, 8p.m., MLB 4.
Ark, Office of Major Events-Folk Festival, 2,8 p.m., Power Center.
Sterns Lecture Concert Series-James Borders, "Musical Instruments of
Fourteenth Century Angels," 3 p.m. Sterns.
School of Music-Michigan Youth Symphony, Johnan van der Merwe,
conductor, 3 p.m., Hill Aud.
Hillel-Brunch, 11 a.m., 1429 Hill.
Hillel-Israeli folk dancing; instruction, 12-1 p.m.; open dancing 1-3 p.m.,
Rec. Sports-Family Sunday Funday, 2-5 p.m., NCRB.
Karma Thegsum Choling-Discussion on Buddhist texts, 4-5:30 p.m., 734
Hillel-Kosher Deli dinner, 6 p.m., 1429 Hill.
Hillel-"On Learning to -be Human: Exploring Metaphors of Con-
sciousness," 7:30 p.m., 1429 Hill.
Cinema Guild-Design for Living, 9 p.m., Lorch Hall.
Ctr. for N.E. and N. African Studies-Miriam Gram, "Ethnicity in
Algeria: Useless Categories", noon, Lane Hall Commons.
Anatomy-Carlson Cornbrooks, "Studies on the Schwann Cell in Tissue
Culture" 5732 Med. Sci. II 4 p.m.
CCS-Michael Rabin, "RANDOM Algorithms," 4 p.m., 170 Dennison.
Chemistry-Galen Fisher, "Are Structural Analogs from Inorganic
Chemistry Useful in Surface Studies?" 4 p.m., 1200 Chem.
Economics-Wayne Passmore, "Introduction to Shazam," 7:30, 102 Econ.
Gender Studies-Jane Collier, "Politics and Gender in Simple Societies,"
8 p.m., Rackham E. Conf. Room.
International Law Society-Prof. Osakwe, "Soviet Law of Human Rights:
Theory and Reality," 6:30 p.m., Lawyers' Club Lounge.
Bible Study Group-12:15 p.m., W5603 Main Hosp. Nuc. Med. Conf. Room.
SACUA--1:15 p.m., Rackham W. Alcove.
Senate Assembly-3:15 p.m., Rackham Amph.
Christian Science Org.-7:15 p.m., 3909 Union.
Journal of Econ.-7:15 p.m., 301 Econ.
Michigan Journal of Economics-Mass meeting for new staff members
and editors, 4 p.m., 301 Econ.
WARC-7:30 p.m., High Point Cafetorium, 1735 S. Wagner Road.
B'hai Student Ass'n-Info. and literature tables, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Union.
Rec. Sports-Squash Club match, 6:30 p.m., CCRB.
A-Squares-Beg. Lessons in Square Dancing, no partner needed: 7-8:30
p.m., Union Assembly Hall.
Rec. Sports-Racquet ball skills clinic, 7 p.m.,- IMSB.
STEVENS POINT, Wis.
(AP)-Fidelis Etuk, newly arrived in
the United States from Nigeria and on
his way to this central Wisconsin city
said he thought the $250 cab.fare for a
30-minute ride from New York's Ken-
nedy Airport to La Guardia Airport was
But the 20-year-old Nigerian said he
got a confusing explanation from the
cabbie and paid the fare because he had
not asked the cost ahead of time and
because he was a tired young man in a
THINGS GOT even stranger after he
caught his plane at La Guardia and flew
Thinking Stevens Point was only a
few miles away, he hailed another cab.
This time, however, he asked the price
first, and the driver told him that it
would cost $156.
"I was pretty surprised, but since I
was charged $250 in New York for a cab
to take me from JFK to La Guardia, I
thought this was considerably
cheaper," Etuk said.
BUT HE SAID the real surprise was
that the ride, which he had expected to
take a few minutes, turned out to be 149
"I was really surprised when he (the
driver) kept on going, going, going,"
SO ARE WE!
the university cellar.