This salt and pepper well is something my girlfriend spotted in an old magazine. The setting was a rustic country picnic, with nice wine glasses and plates and of course beautiful food. In the midst of it all was this old and well-worn well. It struck me as so much more elegant than the usual cardboard shakers you find in a picnic basket — so I decided to make her one.

It’s a simple woodworking project with a twist — you’ll use a drill press as a lathe, to shape the little handle that goes on top.