I originally wrote this tutorial for the Blender Tutorial Guide #1 and later is was part of a downloadable PDF in the Blender e-shop. The Guide and the PDF are no longer available, but Ton has given me permission to publish it on my website.
I redid the screenshots and made sure everything is still correct. If you've just started to learn Blender, then this is an excellent tutorial to get used to some of the basic techniques.
You'll find it in my tutorials section.