Metal spinning, that process of sheet metal goods manufacturing which deals with the forming of sheet metal into circular shapes of great variety by means of the lathe, forms and hand-tools, is full of kinks and schemes peculiar to itself. It is the purpose of this treatise to give a description of Spinning in general, and to outline some of the methods and tools used in spinning for rapid production. The products of metal spinning are used in a great many lines of manufacture. Examples of this work are chandelier parts; cooking utensils, silver and brittania hollow-ware, automobile lamps, cane heads and many other sheet metal specialties. Brass, copper, zinc, aluminum, iron, soft steel, and, in fact nearly all metals yield readily to the spinner's skill. At best spinning is physically hardwork, and the softer the stock, the easier and quicker the spinner can transform it into the required product.