This page shows my results in constructing and operating a high temperature furnace. The furnace will be used for both metal casting and high temperature (>1000OC) chemistry experiments.

I've choosen to start with a charcoal based furnace as it doesn't require any welding and the charcoal is fairly easy to get hold of. Other alternatives are oil burning furnaces, propane burning furnaces and electric furnaces. Each type of furnace has pros and cons but I would personally say a propane furnace is the best all rounder. Ultimately I plan to upgrade my current charcoal furnace to a propane burning furnace.