The is an excellent presentation of the machining of not only spindles but the housings, bearing selection, machining internal morse tapers, nuts, pulleys, spindle mounts, and bearing retainers. The book is well written, well illustrated, and easily understood. Numerous spindle examples and dimensions are provided along with step by step procedures and tips. I also found bonus material on thread cutting, making machinist buttons, lathe alignment and the setup for making spindles and collets to hold various tooling very valuable. If you have a spindle to design, want to build a tool post grinder, or a special application or just want to learn more about using a lathe, this is the book to get. It is well worth the price.