Southeast Georgia Blacksmiths

Blacksmith Artists in the Southeast Georgia Region




Forge welding 2 Replies

I know I have not been here that long but I would like to ask if there is anyone who enjoys teaching that would be willing to walk me through a couple of forge welds in person.  I have studied the…Continue

Started by Chris Railey in Forging. Last reply by Chris Railey Mar 12, 2018.

Officer Elections

Officer elections were held this morning. Your new Forge Master is …Continue

Started by Jim Froncak in Forum News Jan 20, 2018.

Wood Supplier

This wood supplier sells whole boards, knife handle scales and blocks, pen blanks, and all: knife handle blanks…Continue

Tags: Supplies, Handle, Knife, Wood

Started by Alexander Brown in Tools, Supplies and Materials Nov 16, 2017.

Blacksmith demonstrator needed

I received an email from a teacher at Westminster Schools of Augusta, GA; she asked if we could provide a blacksmith to demonstrate to about 40, 5th graders at their Patriots Day Experience. The date…Continue

Started by Jim Froncak in General Discussion Nov 15, 2017.

Forged In Fire

Buster Grubbs will be on FIF 1 Aug at 9 pm. Everyone watch and support one of our own (OBG). Buster is a founding member of OBG and one of the most talented.

Started by Paul B. Thompson in General Discussion Jul 27, 2017.

Demonstrator Needed

We are looking for someone to demonstrate at this June's monthly meeting, June 17, 2017. Let me know if you are interested and what you would like to demonstrate. Thanks,Jim FroncakContinue

Started by Jim Froncak in Forum News Jun 6, 2017.

Next meeting? 2 Replies

When is the next meeting at Kellers flea market? I would like to learn more about the art.

Started by Alexander Brown in General Discussion. Last reply by Alexander Brown May 14, 2017.

Welding Job

Savannah Tank & Equipment is hiring welders and tank fabricators. We weld with gas shielded flux core, sub-arc, and tig, on stainless and carbon, and occasionally on exotic alloys. Apply in…Continue

Started by Paul B. Thompson in General Discussion Jan 22, 2017.

Anvils and Anvil Types

Just some cool information for those just starting out in the trade.…Continue

Started by Jim Froncak in Tools and Tool Making Dec 27, 2016.

Meeting places and times 1 Reply

What is Todd's address?  Do you have most of your meetings there or at Kellers Flea Market?  Can you publish your meeting dates and places here on the event page of this website?I posted a link to…Continue

Started by Ed Ferguson in General Discussion. Last reply by gerald douberly Dec 19, 2016.

Blog Posts

The Village Blacksmith by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The Village Blacksmith

Under a spreading chestnut-tree

The village smithy stands;

The smith, a mighty man is he,

With large and sinewy hands;

And the muscles of his brawny arms

Are strong as iron bands. 

His hair is crisp, and black, and long,

His face is like the tan;

His brow is wet with honest sweat,

He earns whate'er he can,

And looks the whole world in the face,…


Posted by Mason Locklear on November 19, 2017 at 11:23pm

How to Protect Your Ironwork

How to Protect Your Ironwork

By Doug Bracken

What are the traditional options for finishing fine metalwork?

What follows are the six most common formulas for the wax or oil or wax/oil finish ingredients and methods for application. There are of course many others, some of them more mystical or dangerous, but the foundation for good oil/wax finishes is…


Posted by Jim Froncak on July 5, 2017 at 3:40pm

Striking anvils

Does anyone know where I can pick up a striking anvil for a reasonable price?

Posted by Alexander Brown on May 15, 2017 at 12:31pm

Coal Supply

I have looked over some of the more recent posts and did not find anything on local coal suppliers, if this post is redundant I apologize. That said, does anyone near Augusta or the CSRA portion of Georgia have a reliable supply for coal? Most of the local suppliers I have used in the past have stopped carrying coal, so any help would be appreciated. I don't mind going north to pick up coal, but I only use a few hundred pounds per year so the time involved is tough to…


Posted by Tony Fennell on October 25, 2016 at 2:15pm — 2 Comments



Welcome to the Southeast Georgia Blacksmith online community. We are the Southeast Branch of the Ocmulgee Blacksmith Guild which is an affiliate of ABANA. Our purpose is to promote the knowledge and tradition of blacksmith metal working. Although this community is focused on our local region, we welcome anyone who would like to contribute and learn more about blacksmithing.

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Aaron Hall posted photos
May 29
Profile Iconcbadrcdra76, Aaron Hall and Shane Todd joined Southeast Georgia Blacksmiths
Apr 20
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Mar 18
Jim Froncak posted an event

April Meeting at Effingham Living History Museum

April 13, 2019 from 9am to 4pm
The April meeting will be held at the Olde Effingham Days festival in Springfield, GA. We will be demonstrating for the public all day. The guild will be selling tickets for the Remington 870 shotgun raffle and tickets for the Gerber Gator fixed blade knife raffle. If you require time to set-up, please arrive at 8:00 AM.See More
Mar 17
Jim Froncak posted an event

March Gathering at Keller's Flea Market

March 16, 2019 from 8am to 1pm
We will not be holding a regular business meeting this month. We will still be at Keller's Flea Market though hosting an open forge free for all. See More
Mar 14
Byron McDaniel is now a member of Southeast Georgia Blacksmiths
Mar 14
Bill Harrison is now a member of Southeast Georgia Blacksmiths
Mar 7
Joseph Morrison is now a member of Southeast Georgia Blacksmiths
Mar 6
Johnathan Farrell is now a member of Southeast Georgia Blacksmiths
Feb 21
Jim Froncak posted an event

January Meeting/Officer Election's at Keller's Flea Market

January 19, 2019 from 8am to 1pm
Open forge time starts at 8:00Demonstration by Monty Ranisate at 9:30/ Making hingesBusiness meeting and officer elections at 11:30See More
Jan 14
Heyward Louis Hollis Jr. is now a member of Southeast Georgia Blacksmiths
Jan 5
Jim Froncak posted events
Nov 12, 2018
S DeWeese is now a member of Southeast Georgia Blacksmiths
Nov 5, 2018
Daniel F Stark posted photos
Sep 16, 2018
coleman is now a member of Southeast Georgia Blacksmiths
Sep 4, 2018
Jim Froncak posted events
Sep 2, 2018
Brad Coy is now a member of Southeast Georgia Blacksmiths
Sep 2, 2018
Jim Froncak posted an event

August Meeting at Keller's Flea Market

August 18, 2018 from 8am to 1pm
August monthly meeting, Punch and chisel making will be demonstrated by Mr. Dan Tull. Demo starts at 9:30.See More
Aug 16, 2018
Al Stephens is now a member of Southeast Georgia Blacksmiths
Jul 31, 2018
Travis C. Fleming posted photos
Jul 30, 2018

Current Officers

Forge Master: 

Jim Froncak

Fire Keeper: 

John Wade


Willie Lee Kersey


Russell Powell

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