Southeast Georgia Blacksmiths

Blacksmith Artists in the Southeast Georgia Region



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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Savannah Smith wanted

What's up everyone. I have a 13" knife, but my forge can't accommodate it, so I wanted to see if I could pay someone to normalize and heat treat my blade. If anyone was in the area and would be…Continue

Started by Tripp in General Discussion Oct 19, 2016.

meeting 4 Replies

hey is the meeting tomorrow?Continue

Started by Gabriel Cook in General Discussion. Last reply by Russell E. Powell Jr. Sep 7, 2016.

OBG Class 4 Replies

OBG is hosting a 3 day class at Dausett Trails the first weekend in June. $100 per person. Brian and Ed Brazeal and Alec Steele are teaching. They will also be highlighting a new forge design and…Continue

Started by Paul B. Thompson in General Discussion. Last reply by Craig Murphy May 29, 2016.

Tybee Island Pirate Festival

My son and I were at Kellers today messing around at the forge and I was approached by an events manager for the Tybee Island Pirate Festival. He asked if I was interested in having a booth to sell…Continue

Started by Jim Froncak in General Discussion May 28, 2016.

Blog Posts

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


I live in Hazelhurst, GA.I am looking for someone who can show a few thing to get me started.Also need a few tool if you have some for sell near me.

Posted by Shane on October 2, 2016 at 5:46pm — 1 Comment



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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Brian Freeman is now a member of Southeast Georgia Blacksmiths

Current Officers

Forge Master: 

Dustin Bolgrihn

Fire Keeper: 

John Wade


Jim Froncak


Russell Powell

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