Customer Comments


This is the kind of business everyone hopes for when shopping the net and living in Asia you need it to find quality service and products. I felt like I was their only customer because of the time and attention that I was given to my inquiry and order which I received in record time. I only wish all suppliers could be so caring about customer care.

Thanks Turn Tex Woodworks


Shenzhen, China
Date: 2017-01-06

Great Service

Got my Cactus Juice between Christmas and New Years. Messaged Curtis with a question and he replied from his deer blind. If that's not quality service I don't know what is.

Mark Bartlett
Lawrenceburg TN
Date: 2017-01-06

Wonderful business

I have recently ordered Cactus Juice and the parts to build my own vacuum chamber. Turntex sent my order in a very short amount of time and I received everything in good shape. I highly recommend them, now I just have to get busy.


Charles Miner
Imperial Beach, Ca
Date: 2017-01-04

Great Product

I decided to take the plunge and purchase a Stabilizing Chamber so I could learn how to create custom blanks for my customers. After watching the video on TurnTex Woodworks website I was sold, I've been looking a other systems but nothing looked as good as the one Curtis has built. I received the unit and couldn't wait to try it out, I read the instruction booklet that came with the chamber and followed every step and it worked perfectly. I am very pleased with the Stabilizing Chamber it is nothing short of the very best quality construction, when Curtis says he takes pride in the quality of his products he means every word. I will not hesitate to purchase other products from TurnTex Woodworks in the future.

Thank You

Duane Neff

Quinton Ok

Duane Neff
Quinton Oklahoma
Date: 2017-01-04

good product

Used it to stabilize some knife scale blanks - works as advertised.

Date: 2017-01-03



Very happy with the cactus juice and other products I have purchased from Tuurntex. quick shipping. The site also has informative how tos that have helped me a lot.


Great company


Rick Mingus


Penzenbowls (ETSY)


Rick Mingus
Palmyra, IN.
Date: 2017-01-03

Great service, fast delivery

repeat customer, have bought cactus juice, stabilizing chambers and alumilite dye and will keep coming back.   Turntex is always fast to respond or ship and a wealth of knowledge eager to be shared.  Will continue to do business with Curtis for a long long time.

Denton TX
Date: 2017-01-02


Great svc. quick and easy. great product... thanks

South Carolina
Date: 2017-01-01

Outstanding product and service

I do not know where to start... But here is what I think. 
First of all this product(Cactus Juice) is excellent. 
Second... shipping is always, and I mean it, always lightning fast.

Third and the most important... I got customer service from Curtis when I need it. Moreover he is helping in all areas related to stabilizing. All the time. And his service is excellent.
I've been a customer for couple years and hopefully will be for years to come.

Stepan Polyak
Staten Island, NY
Date: 2017-01-01

Great Start !

I placed my first order about 10 days ago and am now placing my second order ! Cactus Juice seems to be a great product and my first impression of your service fast and friendly. (very helpful) I went through a quart in a few days. I will be ordering by the gallon or two in the future. Curtis, I look forward to doing much more business with you in the future.

James Mercer (Puppy Paw Creations)
Saginaw, MI
Date: 2017-01-01

Good Experience

 I just started stabilizing wood and was told that the information you have on your website was a great source of information and it has been.  I was also happy with the quick shipment of my order. I do appreciate it, thanks again. 

Sedalia, Mo.
Date: 2016-12-30

Satisfied Customer

Great product from a great company. Products work as intended, and I received feed back on a question I had very quickly. Top notch service.

Willis Jensen
USAF Spangdahlem Germany
Date: 2016-12-30

Catcus Juice

Product was as advertised and shipping was very fast!

Date: 2016-12-29

1st time buyer

order arrived earlier than expected and came with easy to understand instructions with suggestions for use. Look forward to seeing how everything works.

Date: 2016-12-29


I need a new stab chamber after mine died. Curtis came through quickly with a new one just in time to complete my Christmas orders. The new 6" chamber is incredible. I highly recommend the product and the man behind it!!! 

James Bedwell
Mansfield, TX
Date: 2016-12-28

Great Company

I was contemplating purchasing the needed equipment to stabilized wood for my pen turning. After reading many narratives and watching many videos on the subject I found myself more and more confused as to how to get started. Reviews said that Curtis at TurnTex was very knowledgeable so I called. Although there was no answer Curtis did call back as his web page said he would which was a very pleasant surprise. Curtis answered all my questions, including information about the products from TurnTex, without pressure to buy from them which I thought was almost unbelievable. Curtis was their to help and impart his knowledge. Because of this I placed my first order with him and hope to begin stabilizing some of my wood very soon! Feel like I purchased from an old friend!

William (Bill) Gates
Date: 2016-12-27

best results

I have been working in remodeling and restoration for 38 years now.  A significant portion of that career has been dedicated to the restoration of historic homes and public buildings.  The techniques I have developed for the stabilization and restoration of deteriorated architectural elements has served me well in my other business as well; I turn pieces of wood that most people would abandon into turned bowls and other items.  The surfaces of deterioration have always fascinated me; the stains, the crumbling waves of wood grain, the evidence left behind by insects.  I have used a great variety of epoxy products and processes and now I have found the best.  By completely drying the material then using vacuum to achieve complete penetration, Cactus Juice heat cured stabilizing resin produces results beyond anything else I have worked with.

Randy Dinsmore rdinsmWoodArt
Mankato, MN
Date: 2016-12-26

Oven Tamer II

I have been buying from TurnTex for a couple of years. Always super fast shipping and all orders have arrived in great shape. Anytime I have had questions I have gotten a reply quickly and always solved the problem. Just received the Oven Tamer II. What a great addition to my shop. If you are tired of cleaning blanks after stabilizing you should check this out. Now when I remove blanks from the oven there is very little bleed on the blanks and they are a lot easier to clean up. I think after using a couple of time that it probably has paid for itself in time saved. Thanks for everything.



Donald Galvin
Findlay Illinois
Date: 2016-12-26

Great service

As before, order was received in a timely manner and is just what we needed.  Thanks for such expedient service.  Merry Christmas!

Beth Johnston/Mike owell
Sebring, Florida
Date: 2016-12-23

I'm happy

For once I have a product that performs as advertised.  And the support is super.  I've stabilized several punky spalted maple bottle stopper and opener handles.  My first event as well as my last one all turned out great.  I'm amazed at how hard the wood becomes after it's stabilized.  My blanks are bigger than the ones described in the instruction sheet so I just soak them longer and cook them longer.  I think a key component in the process is having a good and constant oven.  I had a cheap table top convention oven and finally bought a good commercial grade oven instead.  Makes a world of difference.  Service has been great.  Curtis is just an email away and has provided very good advice.  I suggested to Curtis that they include hazard or harmful data about both the liquid and cured product.  Is it flammable or hazardous to breathe either from liquid fumes or fumes from the oven?  He said it was not but he should include that info in his product description.  Very happy. 

Tom Boyer
United States
Date: 2016-12-18

Terrific products and service

Turntex is my favorite place to get both stabilizing resin and alumilite.  Just a great experience each time i buy.

Scott G.
Date: 2016-12-18

Precious find

I am the new owner of a small CNC, the PocketNc 5 axis. My first parts were made in acrylic, and it smelled like hell in the shop. For a new project I am working on, we wanted very delicate wood parts. Luckily, I came across this "Stabilizing Solution". I am very impressed with the results. Wood is cutting nice, and is falling like dust. Some wood are better than other, but the overall result are impressive. The infused wood even sounds like a composite material, which it is, really. Higher frequency than normal wood. On my first run of vacuum, I didn't do the best possible job, but even then, I am getting very nice results. (didn't leave the parts in vacuum until ABSOLUTELY NO bubbles...) The part I am making is a pocket watch shell, with a wall thickness of about 1/16". So far so good. The finishing is very easy too. Parts made on the lathe needed no polishing to get a nice hand rub surface sheen... I didn't try the tincture, but will do very shortly. Service was great, I got my first class package in no time, and the packaging was good. And yes, the machine parts smell good. Believe me, that is no small detail... What is great about this: Wood is an amazing material that is tamed with this recipe. For small CNC machine projects, this is awesome!! I think all my future models will use wood. I didn't check the dimensional stability of the parts, but I trust it will be good... NO MORE PLASTICS!!

Nashville TN metro area...
Date: 2016-12-16

Great Company

A1 product from a great Company.

Thanks Curtis


Date: 2016-12-15

Geat Service

My son (Mike Powell) had me to order from you folks and he is delighted with the product.  He called you recently and you gave him some great pointers, he says.  Nice to deal with such friendly, helpful and honest folks who care about their product being well received.  We will be ordering more shortly.

Beth Johnston/Mike Powell
Sebring, Florida
Date: 2016-12-11


Great product and great service That's why I keep coming back. Thank you

Date: 2016-12-10

Awesome service

received my cactus juice in quick smart time as always, even though im in Northern Ireland the delivery still reaches me in under a week, absolutely outstanding product and service. 

BROC Knives
Northern Ireland
Date: 2016-12-09

Exceptional service

I just want to add my thanks and appreciation for outstanding service!  I live outside of the US and got the opportunity to visit the USA.  Given the shipping costs to my location this visit was a golden opportunity to order a vacuum chamber.  To my dismay the availability of the chambers would mean that it will not be available in my allotted travel time.  In steps Curtis and not only expedited the order to fit within my travel time but also scheduled it precisely to arrive at my hotel at the right time.  Exceptional service and customer care - thanks again!

N Ebersohn
Date: 2016-12-08

Fast and efficient...!

Well, Curtis is always looking to improve things and over time, he is reaching almost perfection (no one is perfect, huh?:))

His recent packaging of the gallon containers to Overseas destinations and I believe everywhere, with its sealed bags, is certainly given the product the best chance to stay contained in case of trouble.

The Cactus Juice itself has been very consistent in its results and performance and the slight better prices are indeed a bonus, thanks mate.


George Valentine
South Australia
Date: 2016-12-07

Awesome product

I just received a pint of your stabilizing liquid and just wanted to tell you it's amazing what this stuff can do. I stumbled on some rotten pecan wood and figured it may or may not work. Well not only did it work, it turned out amazing! I cast it in alumilite and turned it without any problems. No voids no cracks, just good looking stabilized wood. The only problem I have is that I didn't order enough! Keep up the great work and I look forward to being a long time customer. 

Aaron Cutchins
Hurlburt Field, FL
Date: 2016-12-06

Back for more!

Thanks once again Curtis for your prompt and courteous service!  As always, it's a pleasure doing business with you!

Mike Haynes
Date: 2016-12-05

Great Products and Service

I have ordered from TurnTex several times and every time my order has been shipped the same day or the following day.  Always arrived in one piece, not always the case with some vendors.  Great prices, great products, great service!  All one can ask of a web Based store.

Ed Moore
Renton, WA
Date: 2016-12-05

thanks agan

Curtis as always my order got here in days just perfect as ordered thanks  again   

chris lopez lclhunting
Date: 2016-12-05

I love Cactus Juice

I do a lot of Stabilizing . My favorite is Spalted Sycamore double  dyed blue and red I also do a lot of Spalted Maple. I've had nothing but a good experience using the dye's and Cactus Juice. I love turning the blanks I never know what going to pop out next.

Darrell Donaldson
Swanton MD
Date: 2016-12-04

Great customer service

If you are a new customer or wondering if you are at the right place wonder no more. Curtis has one of the best reputations in the business along with great products. You will never need to worry when placing an order with 

Tommy Ellis
Tennessee and Florida
Date: 2016-12-04

Ordering process very slick

Ordering from TurnTex is very simple and shipping and delivery is quick.  I am looking forward to using the product.


Scott Gygi
Date: 2016-12-01

Great product love cactus juice!

I just started using cactus juice to stabilize wood and love it. It is very easy to use and results are great. The only problem is now I am addicted and have use two gallons already! 

Jason Batdorf
Fresno California
Date: 2016-12-01

cactus juice

Have always received the cactus juice very quickly. Information on the web site has been very helpful as I was learning to use the cactus juice. I have ordered one of the vacuum chambers and will be very interested to get it. It will allow me to do different size pieces of wood than what I can do now. Service and information have always been excellent.

Brownwood Tx
Date: 2016-11-29

An intermediate stabilizer

Shipping was supper fast all 4 gallons arrived in great shape along with other items I ordered.  Curtis is awesome his knowledge second to none.  Will always order directly from him although other distributors have his product.  Just soon see him getting all the money instead of the corporate people.  Keep up the good work and soon as this 4 is gone I will be ordering another 4. 


Edward Cypher

Edward Cypher
Date: 2016-11-27

Great as always!!

Another order received on time, as ordered!! Great as always! Thanks Curtis!!

Date: 2016-11-24

Cactus Juice!

My TurnTex stabilizing chamber has been working great for me and Cactus Juice is great.  Easy to use.  Easy to clean-up.  

CK Knives
Washington state
Date: 2016-11-24

Cactus juice

Excellent ,  fine product, and a A#1 guy running things :)

Thanks Curtis

Corry PA
Date: 2016-11-23

Stabilizing burled reel seats

The product works pretty well for this application.     For the size and density of woods that I'm using it seems best to let the reel seats soak for 24 hours after the initial vacuum soak.   That said I cured several reel seats that were soaked for 2 hours and they came out fine.   

I'm very satisfied with the product and service.

Ray Taylor

Ray Taylor
White Salmon, Wa.
Date: 2016-11-23

Great Service

Having only ordered from you two times my experiences have been nothing short of excellent. Fast and accurate shipping and great customer follow up. Fortunately I haven't needed customer support about your product as of yet. Having so much information on your web site I've been able to grasp what I am doing. Love your products and really appreciate the way you do business. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. 

Patrick Drake

Patrick Drake
Aztec, NM
Date: 2016-11-22

cactus juice

Ordered and received within 3 day's, super fast service. Hope to see repair video on JB pumps soon, and thanks for all the help!

Pete Strait
Willow Springs, Mo
Date: 2016-11-21

Acrylic Stabilization of Duck Calls

Curtis, thank you very much for providing this Cactus Juice at a reasonable price.

Shipping cost are fair and the service has been great.

I have used your help line reference double dying.  I found the answer that I needed and the instructions were easy to understand.



Franklyn Trostle
Briggsville Wisc.
Date: 2016-11-21

Exelent experience with turntex

Hi guys, my name is Miki and I'm from Serbia.  Recently I bought Alumilite clear 16lb product and couple of dyes and I am more than happy with a shipment. I didn't try the product yet but there is not much to say about it as I believe it is great.  I have to say a few words about processing speed.  I paid for the item and the shipment processing started in something like half an hour or so.  The product came to Serbia in 4 days, that is just incredible above all my expectations.  It almost took more at customs than it took to get here from US.  I got one of the dyes spilled but I bet the guys at the customs did that when checking the package, so guys I just want to say a big THANK YOU and will surely buy again.

Date: 2016-11-19

Can't say enough

Great product, great service and great people - can't recommend them enough.  I made an error and double-ordered and Curtis and Gaige were on top of it before I even not.iced.    Thanks again

Dave Hodson
Alberta, Canada
Date: 2016-11-19

Great product great service

great product , great company to do business with. Speedy delivery. Good tech info.

mike sweatt
Granbury, Texas
Date: 2016-11-18

My order quality

I am 100% satisfied with the quality of your products, customer service and Speedy shipping. I'm fairly new to this stabilization thing and I'm still trying to master it so I will be ordering a lot more cactus juice from you LOL. I also plan on buying one or two vacuum Chambers from you in the future.

Noah Adams
Machesney Park Illinois
Date: 2016-11-17

The Best EVER!!

You can search high and you can search low but you WILL NOT find a better source or company than TurnTex! 

There products AND service are simply unparalleled!

My very first attempt at stabilizing and dying wood blanks was a total success thanks to Curtis and ALL of the info that he has provided.

I was as confident in trying this as a seasoned pro! 

Thank you VERY much! "I'll be back!"

Bob Moran
Pittsburgh, PA
Date: 2016-11-16