Customer Comments


All I can say is TurnTex Woodworks and staff are a class act......everything you order is shipped as soon as possible and packed well. When you receive your package everything is there and accounted for.... If you have any questions, Curtis and his people are more than glad to talk to you about their product....The "how to" directions and tutorials on the website are outstanding...the quality of the product is second to none.... Can't say enough about these folks...

Thanks Curtis for running a great company...


Brian Moss
Kingston Ohio USA
Date: 2017-10-12

Cactus juice

Thank you so much for the great products you sell. I didn't know about stabilizing wood until I saw it on YouTube. Now I can turn my unusable wood into something nice. Only problem now is finding enough materials to stabilize. Thanks again.

Very happy customer!!!

New Mexico
Date: 2017-10-12

Great Product and Service

I am using the Cactus Juice on soft or spalted woods that would otherwise be unusable. I also use it on "good" woods as an added level of protection and stability. It is a great product and is easy to use. In addition the service has been great. It is nice to work with someone who takes pride in their product.

Brad Johnson
Date: 2017-10-10

Fast shipping,great products I will be back for more

Top notch company

and small family run business 

gets my vote and my money everytime. 

Great products fast shipping. 

I will keep doing business here

Date: 2017-10-06


The product and time of delivery is very good.  Put the Temp Tamer II to work right away, so far so good.  Great fit and finish too as far as the buildmanship.

Brian Sadaj
Detroit (area), MI
Date: 2017-10-05

The best EVER!

Simply put.......there is NO better company to deal with! Service, instructions and product quality are light years beyond compare. 

Bob Moran
Pittsburgh PA
Date: 2017-10-05

first time buyer

first time buyer. looking towards using your product.

jake thomas
Date: 2017-10-02

Great tool

Received the OVEN TAMER II on Monday last, well packaged and perfect shape! I immediately began "playing" with it. Very easy to operate (if you read the instructions!) and easy to make adjustments.

The only thing I couldn't do was change "F-C". I went through the sequence for the change several times, but the "F" never started flashing?? No big deal as I always use "F", and have a lot of ways to convert if someone just has to have the info in "C"!

Everything else functions perfectly!

Good looking unit and well designed. Looking forward to Happy Baking


Bill Everson
Santa Barbara, CA
Date: 2017-10-01

Aloha & Mahalo!

Aloha Curtis,

Wow, can't believe you got my order on Monday and it was delivered on Wednesday!  Finallly, someone who will actually ship to Hawaii, and won't gouge on postage. You really exceeded my expectations in every way possible. 

Mahalo (Thank you),


Richard D
Mililani, Hawaii
Date: 2017-10-01

Great service Nd fast shipping!

Curtis great service and fast shipping. I live in he interior of Alaska and so many companies won't ship here or charge you some absorbent shipping price. There are no vendors in Alaska for your product and I have started the Interior Alaska Wood Workers Association and have done one class so far on stabilizing wood with your product. So again thanks from Alaska. 


Troy Stoneking
North Pole, Alaska
Date: 2017-09-29

Great product

I am very pleased with the Cactus Juice. The Customer Service is impeccable and it shipped out the day after I ordered. I was able to get started stabilizing wood immediately.  I am already making my own blanks for my product line. Can't wait til next week when I am going to try and do a blank for a bowl combining wood and acrylic. Thank you Turntex....your product has allowed me to save money and therefore save my customers money. 

Sue Meyers
Guthrie, OK
Date: 2017-09-29


We have been working with Curtis for some time now and have more than appreciated his product, and service! We are a business that is in need of supplies as quickly as possible and Curtis is always meeting our expectations. Thank you!
Oregon Burls
Grants Pass
Date: 2017-09-29

Read the usage calculator

I read all about how to use product, from drying the wood, to vacuum, to baking in toaster oven, etc. What I didn't read was the amount each piece could hold. I ordered 1/2 gallon. I have some spalted buckeye that I want to turn on wood lathe. The pieces are 2" thick by 8" diameter. I used the entire 1/2 gallon less about 1/2 cup to impregnate 3 pieces. The product worked as described. It's too expensive for me to buy again as I have to pass the cost on to the customer. I guess I'll stay away from punky wood from now on.

D. Rayburn. Texas

Date: 2017-09-29

Great stuff

This was the first time stabilizing anything. I followed the directions and the scales turned out great. 

Nathan hawk
Date: 2017-09-25

Great Product, Great Service

This recent order of Cactus Juice was my third. I have always been impressed with the service Curtis provides. He is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to stabilizing and also casting with Alumilite. In my one telephone conversation he was friendly, professional and very helpful. I'm amazed at how quickly he gets shipments out the door. I'm looking forward to getting my wood dried, prepped and into my chamber. Thanks Curtis.

Michael Armstrong
Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada
Date: 2017-09-25

Cactus Juice

I love your stabilizing resin. Results are always great!

super fast shipping time.  I use it to stabilize knife scales, works like a charm in Spalted Maple.

Thank you!

                     Doug F. 

Doug Fuhrman
Date: 2017-09-21


Just follow the directions!  First time using this and I am hooked......Eventually, I will try the dyes..

Northern, NY
Date: 2017-09-21

Starting in casting and stabilization

I found out about TurnTex from various forums on the internet. I was looking for Alumalite and was not ready to polunge too much into the first order when I found TurnTex. Their prices are as good as any but their service is much better. Whiel I am lucky enough to live in Texas several hours north of TurnTex I placed an order on a Thrusday and had it the next day without any special shipping or expediting charges. He gets the product out within hours of the order from my experience.

I also wanted to see about stabilization and start using some punky wood I seem to be able to get through various sources. Curtis explained to me how I could get into the hobby and then move forward. He explained how to do stabilization and I didn't realize some of the steps I would have missed. Based on the information I received I felt confident in moving forward with a system and have just started to sdtabilize my first batch.

You can't go wrong with the service, price and knowledge when you deal with Curtis and TurnTex.


Jeff F



Jeffrey Fritzson
United States
Date: 2017-09-18

Awesome stabilizing resin!!

The company takes my order and seriously ships out ultrafast I've never received anything damaged or ruff shape - great product- awesome service! I'll be back the next time I need some!

Date: 2017-09-18

Outstanding service!!!

This is my go to for all my stabilizing and acrylic needs! Super fast shipping and superior quality!!!

Billy Lowery
Date: 2017-09-16

Oven tamer

finally got around to using my new oven tamer. Had some issues getting it to stabilize. A quick call to Curtis and a minor adjustment on where I placed the coupler and it working great. Temp stays within 1 or 2 degrees of set. Love it. 

Thanks Curtis for another great product. 

Art Majerus
Date: 2017-09-15


I for one appreciate the level of customer care that you provide. You are a dieing breed.

tom johnson
Date: 2017-09-15

The Bedt!

Great products and customer service

Mike Broberg
Westerville Ohio
Date: 2017-09-15

great help

Just wanted to put a shout out here for Curtis. recently had my entire chamber go off while under Vacuum. I contacted Curtis and told him about it, found out from him that under the right circumstances cactus juice can harden at temps around 95*.  Curtis made me a new chamber and sent it to me at a reduced charge even though the chamber was not his. 



Bill Burke
Date: 2017-09-14

Extremely good service

I ordered some cactus juice and another item.  Considering that Hurricane Harvey was going on when I ordered, the shipping and delivery were exceptional.

I will continue to purchase my CJ and Alumilite  TurnTex. 

Larry D Wagner
Jordan, Arkansas
Date: 2017-09-12

Great service

Our wood working members at The MakerHive recommend TurnTex for all your stabalising needs. Great service and fast shipping.
Glenn Berden
Date: 2017-09-11

Great once again!

Once again Turntex has impressed me with the speed at which they can get a shipment to my door.  It was almost as if I had just placed the order and turned around and there it was.  Great job, guys!


Rob Roby
Date: 2017-09-10

great product

This the most helpful guy i've ever met in any business or hobby. If you haven't check out the help center. It will answer just about any question about Cactus Juice products.
james cox
kennedale texas
Date: 2017-09-08

Great site with all the information you need.

I heard about Cactus juice from a woodworker who turns spalted wood.  When I saw the information Turntex had on their site, I knew that was where I would purchase it from!  He has great information and videos on how to use the products he sells and keeps safety in mind.  I didn't have to go searching for more information because it was all right there.

Great products and, better yet, a commitment to making sure the information you need to do your project with their products is easily available.  Thanks Turntex!

Hastings, MN
Date: 2017-09-07

Two orders

Received my chamber last week. My cactus juice should arrive today.  Both were delayed by the hurricane.  Can't wait to stabilize some blanks. Tested chamber and the vacuum gage goes past 30.


Bill gibson
Katy Texas.
Date: 2017-09-05

My Order


I am a new customer and the service great and fast

Thank You

Jim Benedict
Date: 2017-09-04

Cactus Juice was delivered quickly and accurately

Typhoon damage in Texas is reported in Japan as well. I am very worried. I pray for the safety of citizens


I am making a tea ceremony tools. I learned about Cactus juice from YouTube video. I am looking forward to challenge the blending of new materials and traditional style. I was worried whether the cactus juice would arrive correctly,I thank Curtis for giving me the chance to challenge a new attempt.

Toshiya Shoji
Date: 2017-09-03

Thanks for the order Curtis.

The shipment of dyes arrived without a hitch at the border depot location. Looking forward to using the service again for future shipments. Thanks for the shirt as well, it will come in very handy for future demonstrations that I will be doing for Stabilizing with Cactus Juice. The pressure gauge will be part of another stabilizing system I am building. Thanks for the great service once again.


Dave Bell

David Bell
Elora, Ontario, Canada
Date: 2017-09-03

Great service

Service is great, never had a problem ordering from TurnTex, actually very impressed, my order was shipped same day and even arrived 2 days early. Not sure what part of Texas shipments come from but this was even during hurricane Harvey! Thanks

Date: 2017-09-02

satisfied customer

The Shipment arrived on time just followed the directions and product does what it says it will do

Joel Pershall
Albany, OR
Date: 2017-08-31

Great stuff

And fast shipping

Date: 2017-08-31

Tried The Juice

I had some Spalted Pin Oak that had got decayed to the point it was like a dry sponge, really past turning on a lathe. Years ago I soaked some of it in all kinds of things, let it dry, turn a little and repeated many times until I finely finished a bowl. To me a Pain in the...... but the rotted wood was unreal when turned and finished. I did several bowls this way and finely gave it up because it took so long to finish one. I had 3 large chunks left and I had wanted to try this stuff for a long time. 10 years later I did. Followed the directions and everything they say is true. Excellent results. It's very powdery when turning, dust collection is a must, but I can turn the whole thing at one time and the finish on the bowl for lack of the correct term just plain looks better. It has a surface that I couldn't get with the other ways I tried. I don't have a lot of money but I will be using more of this stuff because it makes turning half rotted wood easy and the bowls I've made with spalted/rotted wood get the most looks.


Jay Chamblee
Jackson MS
Date: 2017-08-29

Happy customer


 I am a knifemaker and a maker of all the tools and contraptions to make them with.I make micarta and have wanted to get cactus juice for a long time,and recently ordered some.The juice is great I can't wait to get more ,I have so many ideas,not to mention piles of punky spalted wood!I only could afford a pint this time,so I wasn't a bulk buyer,but I feel like I got top notch service. I read through the Q&A a few times and googled a few things while I was rigging up my pump and chamber and I find the info thats on the site and all over the web is great,you personally answering questions.Alot of places will sell you something and then you're on your own.I will be a customer of yours.



Date: 2017-08-29

Cactus Juice

I have been using Cactus Juice for about 2 years and i am my 3rd gallon. I use it Stabilize Alaska spalted birch and other spalted woods. This stuff works great and recommend it to other knife makers. the one hint i will give  is make sure the wood is dry like the Turntex says it does make a difference. One other thing that that is great is there shipping, living in Alaska that is huge and the fact the product is awesome it makes this a slam dunk


TaterMade Knives Alaska

Date: 2017-08-29

Forgot to Mention

In my previous comment I neglected to mention how informative they are at TurnTex......Curtis is an outstanding individual to do business with...Quick ship ....what else could you ask for..

Brian Moss
Kingston Ohio
Date: 2017-08-28

Cactus Juice

I bought the cactus juice based on reputation in the industry....not one person has spoken badly regarding this product..... So far it has performed as expected and I will be a long time customer of TurnTex and cactus juice.............


Thanks so much

Brian Moss


Brian Moss
Kingston Ohio
Date: 2017-08-28

Top notch!

Curtis will always have my business for stabilizing. Excellent product and service and support to back it up too!
Jeff Jackson
Bremerton WA
Date: 2017-08-28

Cactus juice is a great product

i am a first time wood stabilizer the website proveded perfect directions on how to do it.  As a knife maker I have worked with stabilized wood for many years but until know have never made my own.  Now I have my own supply of stabilized wood and its great.  Anyway the product works great it add a lot of fun to my knife making hobby.  I will definitely buy more.

Date: 2017-08-27

Great Products

My Second order of cactus juice, shipped quickly with special instructions. Very Pleased.

Jim Cunningham
Bristol Vt
Date: 2017-08-27

Very pleased with the product.

Although it took some time to get the vacuum chamber delivered, I now very much appreciate the quality of the product and understand the time it takes to produce a fine product and to make certain it works properly. I stabilized some wood blanks and some oyster shells over the past few days (I make oyster knives, and use the shells cast in resin as the handle material), and the chamber worked perfectly and better than anything I have used before. Thank you Curtis and your team for your attention to detail and quality, and I will keep coming back to you guys for consumables and maybe other chambers in the future.

Mike Resler
South Carolina
Date: 2017-08-26

Australian Order

Hi Turn Tex Team,

I just received the package, many thanks, looking forward to testing it out on the wood I have for knife making.

If all goes well, I hope to get more shipped out to me in Australia.

Can we figure out a more cost effective method of doing so if and when that eventuates?


Best Regards,


Perth, Western Australia
Date: 2017-08-25

i just started using turntex products

I have found the turntex products to do exactly as the are advertised to perform. I have stabilized over 15 types of wood and bone and even spalted dogwood, the products are excellent Larry W. Barber
Larry W. BArber
Date: 2017-08-25

Very helpful great company to deal with

great customer service


Michael brown
Chickamauga ga
Date: 2017-08-21

Always a pleasure doing business

Curtis is friendly, helpful, and extremely knowledgeable about what he sells. If you ever have a question, he's happy to answer and explains the hows and whys of what he sells.

He fills orders and ships the same day, and my neatly packaged orders always arrive promptly. 10/10 TurnTex is run the way a business SHOULD be run. :)

Janet Brien
White City, Oregon
Date: 2017-08-21

Many thanks

I´d like to express my satisfaction and gratitude to the service of TurnTex Woodworks company. I will definitely order more stuff in the future!

(Me gustaría expresar mi satisfacción y gratitud con el servicio de la empresa TurnTex Woodworks. Sin duda encargaré más cosas en el futuro!

Benito Arias
Date: 2017-08-21