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oliverJim Oliver

checkers_smallJim Oliver began woodturning after his retirement from the Agricultural Research Service in 2004.  He primarily uses woods from local trees that were being cut down for other reasons.  As a retired chemist, he still enjoys experimenting, and investigates new stains and also wood conditioners that may permit utilization of spalted and highly figured woods that would otherwise be unsuitable for use.

bluechina_smallJim lives and works in Oella Maryland (the historic portion of Ellicott City lying east of the Patapsco River) with his wife Maria.  They have two sons and two grandchildren.




Historic Savage Mill
8600 Foundry Street
Suite 2063

Savage, MD 20763
located in the Cotton Shed (or Barn) building

Gallery Hours

MON 11am–6pm
TUES closed
WED 11am–6pm
THUR 11am–6pm
FRI 11am–7pm
SAT 11am–7pm
SUN 11am–6pm

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