Southeast Georgia Blacksmiths

Blacksmith Artists in the Southeast Georgia Region




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.

Moving back to the area.

Well finally getting back to the Savannah area and would like to get involved in blacksmithing again and look forward to working with some of you.Continue

Started by Daniel Halpin in General Discussion Mar 29, 2016.

Forge area at Keller's

Myself and Steve Dobbs put in a good days work at our forge area this past Saturday we installed the two new forges as well as moved alot of the equipment we needed moved. We were also able to put…Continue

Started by Dustin Bolgrihn in General Discussion Mar 27, 2016.

Coal Run 7 Replies

I will be going…Continue

Started by Jim Froncak in Tools, Supplies and Materials. Last reply by Paul Tropeano Mar 9, 2016.

Blog Posts

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

Meeting at Jim Ponder's Shop

I want to apologize in advance for my delay in getting this info out. The address for this Saturdays meeting at Jim Ponder's shop is: 1851 Ribaut Rd. Port Royal S.C. 29935. Heading north from Savannah take exit  8 to Beaufort, then you'll get on hwy 278 to Beaufort. As you get closer follow sign to Parris Island (Marine Corp Training Facility) and Port Royal . As soon as you pass the entrance to Parris Island you'll go over a bridge, when you get off the bridge Pender Bros. will be the first…


Posted by Dustin Bolgrihn on July 14, 2016 at 7:22pm

Jerre Smith's Birthday

Happy Birthday Jerre 

Posted by Todd M Maund on November 17, 2013 at 11:30am



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.

Current Officers

President:  Dustin Bolgrihn

Secretary:  Jim Froncak


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March Monthly Meeting at Keller's Flea Market

March 18, 2017 from 9am to 12pm
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Blacksmithing - How To Forge Weld (Plus: How to forge chain)

A tutorial on forge welding two pieces of steel together, also known as scarf welding or lap welding when welding two separate pieces together. I also go ove...
Feb 12
Bob Wiggins is now a member of Southeast Georgia Blacksmiths
Feb 11
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Blacksmithing basics for beginners: The fire.

In this video, I describe the side-draught forge and how I find it best to light, maintain and use the fire. The points I make in this video are easily trans...
Feb 8
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Irons in the Fire 2017

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Feb 7

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