When visiting my amber dealer in Denmark, he showed me how he shapes
and polishes it.
For shaping, he used a medium craytex wheel run at a fairly slow
speed. He drilled it very fast so it wouldn’t have time to get gooey.
He polished amber with red Tripoli on a loose cotton buff. Touch-up
polish is either by rubbing a single stone on clean denim (jeans) or
with a loose clean cotton buff at a slow speed - about 1750 rpm.
That’s how I do it now. I love the fresh evergreen scent of slightly