I am looking for ideas for a carbon arc muffle furnace. I am thinking of an oven for heat treating of metal and oven brazing items. I foot cube or maybe a little bigger.

It seems it would be easy to make a carbon arc heat source using the techniques of the early street lamps where a solenoid drew the rods apart as the current increased (I think that was how they worked? ).

Power source would be a 240V 140A arc welder, moving choke type.

Any comments? I am looking for comments on this concept in particular rather than a discussion of the myriad of alternatives.

Thanks.

It seems it would be easy to make a carbon arc heat source using the techniques of the early street lamps where a solenoid drew the rods apart as the current increased (I think that was how they worked? ).

Power source would be a 240V 140A arc welder, moving choke type.

Any comments? I am looking for comments on this concept in particular rather than a discussion of the myriad of alternatives.

Thanks.

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