Blender 2.7 and spinning

Can someone point me to an functional tutorial on spinning in Blender 2.7 that works and isn’t missing any steps.

“Spinning” as in this?

Or screw modifier http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Doc:2.6/Manual/Modifiers/Generate/Screw
A screw value of zero gives the same effect as the spin tool but is non destructive

Thanks for the responses.