Okay, so let's say somebody had access to everything needed for converting powder into a usable form. He has all of the lab equipment on hand, a great, cheap powder source, and the information to get the job done. The only one problem is, he doesn't have a conventional oven!
In this hypothetical situation, he has on hand a microwave and a gas range. What changes should he make in order to brew up a good batch of test? What would you do if you were in this situation? And let's say that buying an oven is not an option (it is, actually, but I'd like to hear how McGuyver would do the job first).
I look forward to your replies.