P. G. Roberts

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 98% (619 of 632)
Location: UK
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 17,116 - Total Helpful Votes: 619 of 632
Loctite All Plastics Glue by Henkel Ltd (ADH & Sealants)
Loctite All Plastics Glue by Henkel Ltd (ADH & Sealants)
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
An internal plastic component in the door release mechanism of my microwave oven had snapped, rendering unusable an otherwise completely functional device. I had the broken piece, and it was very clear how it needed to be stuck together - but no glue would do the job. It was too small and fiddly to fix in any other way, and a replacement part is not available. Grrrr ... I'll be damned if I'm dumping a microwave just because a little bit of plastic broke!

It turns out the component was polypropylene (PP), which is notoriously difficult to bond (as is its chemical neighbour polyethylene, PE). Normal superglue had absolutely no effect - it might as well have been water. The… Read more
The RSC Shakespeare: The Complete Works by William Shakespeare
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This is a mighty and impressive tome. The reviews represent that already, so I won't add any more on that subject!

The purpose of this review is simply to explain the probable reason why some reviewers have found the paper very thin, and with an excessive amount of show-through, while other reviewers have said it is barely noticeable.

I own the hardback version, and have recently examined the paperback version in a bookshop. The paperback version is considerably thinner as a whole than the hardback - 5.5cm versus 7.8cm, according to Amazon's stated dimensions (which seems about right). The difference - 2.3cm - is much more than can be accounted for by the hardback's… Read more
Knitted Wild Animals by Sarah Keen
Knitted Wild Animals by Sarah Keen
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Everything about this adorable book has already been said! Very cute.

The purpose of this review is simply to direct users to a set of clarifications and corrections that the publisher has issued. Direct links are not allowed in Amazon reviews, but if you Google for "GMC Publications" you'll be able to get to the publisher's website (it's the Guild of Master Craftsmen one, not the General Medical Council one!). Once there, click the link "GMC Craft Book Errata" at the bottom of the page, and you'll be taken to a page of corrections for this and several other books.

Hopefully this will help those who find themselves struggling on one or two of the patterns. Good… Read more