Mike began the class by talking about typical spindles like balusters, furniture legs, and knobs. He continued by covering the typical lathe equipment and tools that might be used in spindle turning. He then covered how to prepare a piece of wood including layout work to achieve the desired result. Mike demonstrated typical spindle features like pommels, beads, and coves. During the demo, he covered safety and the variety of measurement tools that a turner might want to have on hand. He concluded with demonstrating the various cutting tools a turner might use during spindle turning.