If you're looking for a new project that will let you melt almost any metal you can think of, this homemade electrical arc furnace build is cheap and easy to build.
When it comes to homemade metal melting, Grant Thompson — The King of Random — has some pretty awesome builds. This time around, Thompson has a new video from his YouTube channel that explains how to build a powerful, electrical arc furnace step-by-step.
The key to this setup is the carbon electrodes you can salvage from lantern batteries used for really big flashlights. Once you have everything setup as instructed, you'll be able to melt almost any metal and do whatever you like with it.
Working with this stuff can be dangerous, so always practice extreme caution and be sure to follow all of the safety instructions in the video.
How to Make an Electrical Arc Furnace [YouTube]