how can i build an arc furnace from a microwave ?
after wanting to build a tesla coil, but first reading up on how to make a HV output supply from a microwave transformer,
then realising i want an arc furnace to melt pool salt(calcium chloride, or if possible, carbonate) in order to make calcium metal, or calcium carbide, via electrolysis
what do i need to do, to build an arc furnance from a microwave transformer?
clearly it seems very much able to generate an arc, with a significant amoutn of heat, but i dont know how to safely use it to do what i want.
at the moment i already do own a microwave transformer, its fuse clips and all the other junk form the microwave transformer.
i also want to know if its possible to melt lead with an arc furnace, as i want to do some lead casting wihtout using expensive propane.