Heat Sources in the hobby shop:
Today we have a number of convenient choices for heat and fuel in the small shop.
Propane torches are common and replace blow pipe and bellows on this page.
The Bunsen burner can be fueled by propane as well.
Other small shop and laboratory heat sources include electric toaster ovens and kitchen stoves.
Old kitchen stoves that may be in disreputable condition but are still functional make excellent shop heating sources.
They can be used to boil parts to clean them, melt low temperature melting metals, melt wax, temper parts.
Youth hobby shops can also include a small bench top gas forge or a Micro Forge
Propane bottles larger than the disposable type should not be stored in living areas or basements.
Microwave ovens should not be used except for their design purpose of heating water and food.