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A fabric cleaner doubles as a de-vesting tool

By Gary Dawson

Before you get ready to set stones or detail a casting at the bench, you have to ensure the cast piece is free of all remaining investment.

My friend Gary Swank of Gary Swank Jewelers in Portland, Oregon, introduced me to one of the best tools I’ve even used for de-vesting—and it can’t be found in a jewelry tool supply catalog.