Just a question for the experts. How are pallet stones fixed in the pallet? I know they used to be held in with shellac, but is this still the case in recent movements?
In particular, I cleaned a modern (1970s-80s) Raketa movement using cyclohexane as the solvent (it's all I had, and basically a good all-purpose organic solvent), and the pallet lost one of its stones. I wondered if the cyclohexane had dissolved whatever glue was holding the stones in.
Any recommendations on cleaning pallets? Or on refixing stones? thanks!