Customer Comments

Top shelf

The cactus Curtis has works perfect every time . I a little over a year I've gone through 12-16 gallons and never an issue . I did buy a breville toaster oven which gives the exact temp for curing every time . And I'm on my second order of casting resin now with great results . My only problem I have is I hate to sell a lot of the burls and high figured woods I've stabilized and the hybrids with the casting resins . Curtis will always take the time to answer any questions and you always feel welcome . Thanks Alan
Alan Chornak
Mechanicsburg pa
Date: 2021-07-28

Great Product-Better Service

I've bought several products over the years from TurnTex, but just recently learned that they handled larger quantities of Alumilite Clear. I had an issue with Alumilite when I wanted some special packaging.  They told me it might take as much as 2 weeks to get it approved.  I really didn't want to wait that long.  I mentioned that to a friend, and he told me about Turntex handling larger quantities.  So I placed my order with Turntex the next day.  

Now the "Better Service" part.  When I placed my order, I accidentally selected the wrong product.  I ordered regular Alumilite clear when I really wanted the slow version.  I didn't notice my mistake till the next day, and they changed my order no questions asked. And this was also the day is shipped.  Try that will a bigger company.  

Thanks Curtis, and to everyone at Turntex!

Bob Dupras
Little Rock, Arkansas
Date: 2021-07-28

First Order

I ordered a chamber 8 X 30, it was packaged very well for shipping and received without any damage despite the obvious  abuse it took during shipping, the outside of the carton looked like they dragged it behind the truck from Texas to California. I am very happy with the quality of the chamber and suspect I will get many years of use from it. 

John Kimbro
Cucamonga CA USA
Date: 2021-07-22

Great Stuff

I've been using Cactus Juice and dyes for a couple of years now with great results. They are easy to use, clean up, and those colors pop! Thanks for the awesome products and great customer service as well. 

Ricky
California
Date: 2021-06-30

Awesome service!

The quick service and shipping is beyond awesome! Curtis does all he can to provide the best to his customer and works with other suppliers to keep prices low. 

Awesome companu to do business with!!

Ken Perkin
Oregon
Date: 2021-06-29

Only the best!

Top-notch, good old American folks, with only the best products and customer service!
Matthew Marsh
Northern Minnesota
Date: 2021-06-29

Only place to BUY!

I am 100 percent behind Curtis and TurnTex! I have a few other chambers I purchased from BVV and they are total junk. With less them 6 mo. of service their chambers started cracking. They claim the damage was a manufacturer's warranty defect which has a 30 day warranty, I was under the impression they had a 2 year warranty! Eventually they claimed it was "crazing" cause by prolong contact Cactus Juice.... funny how it just "crazed in part of the chamber and not every part that was in contact.....

Sorry Curtis for venting, I do have TurnTex chambers and have no problems with them at all. They look like the day I bought them. I will only buy from Curtis in the future!

Bryan Nelson
United States
Date: 2021-06-29

Super fast shipping

Had some Cactus Juice that had lost its efficacy and contacted Curtis (was over a year mixed) Told me how to test it and found that, yes, it was not viable. Curtis sent me a link to order new catalyst. Arrived three days later and worked like a dream.
Buck Buchanan
Mechanicsville MD
Date: 2021-06-28

Yes

Does what it says

Ken
Wyo
Date: 2021-06-28

Cactus juice/TurnTex

I am not a big user of Catus Juice, only have used three gallons over the past two years, so ordering is not an automatic thing. I have price shoped each time as well as read reviews for each company and product. TurnTex has always been competitivly priced and gets reviews that are 4 and 5 star. When I have placed an order, the product is immediately shipped. 5 star. Product is packeged well. 5 star. Product works as represented. 5 star. TurnTex is concerned with customer satisfaction. 5 star. If you’re looking for a stabilizer, Catus Juice and TurnTex is the way to go.
Scott
Downstate Illinois
Date: 2021-06-28

Perfection

As always myorder was shipped immediately, and the Alumilite worked perfectly for casting my knife handles. I will probably never use anything else, if it's not broke don't fix it. I prefer to buy from the individual companies. Thank you very much Off Center Forge
Kim Toth
Delaware Oklahoma
Date: 2021-06-28

Stabilizing for wood and resin projects

Love the product, i have used ot on several projects. Use it on several rotten oak burl project and it made the wood so much easier to work with. And the plus side I don’t have to. Worry about the wood ever cracking. Would highly recommend this product.

Larry Lester
Tennessee
Date: 2021-06-28

Love the product!

The products and service are top notch. I've been using cactus juice for several years and it is amazing stuff. I use their dyes also and run about 8 of the colors in their own gallon. And of course I use a ton of the cactus juice in the natural state.  I primarily use cactus juice for knife handles usually burl maple. 

When ever I have a question about the process or my equipment Curtis is quick to help me out. Follow his steps and you willalw superior products.

Chris Shires
Blaine Washington
Date: 2021-06-28

Awesome as always

Always prompt shipping and it goes without saying that the products are top shelf.
Andy
Seattle
Date: 2021-06-28

Excellent product and business

I've been using cactus juice for many years and it does wonders, particularly with dyes. The technical tips in the help center are a must read.
Ray Lee
United States
Date: 2021-06-28

Best stabilizing equipment and juice anywhere

I’ve been using Turntex equipment and juice in my knife making shop for just over 2 years now.  I highly recommend Turntex if you want to make your own knife handles - in Hawaii I do lots of palm and koa woods harvested locally as well as other hardwoods I purchase on the mainland.   Fantastic outcomes for wood knife handles that are subjected to heat/humidity - no wood movement in stabilized handles.  

Jeff Brown -Dr Death Knives
Hawaii
Date: 2021-06-28

Alumilite purchase

Always purchase my resin and dye from here. Great service every time and all the time. Fast delivery and great communication. 

Mike shively
Kettering Ohio
Date: 2021-06-23

What service here!

Curtis has always been helpful spending hours at times giving me proven methods to be successful.

Thank you my friend

Mud
United States
Date: 2021-06-09

Great products and service

Really like both the Cactus Juice and Alumilite. More than anything though, I really appreciate the educational and support resources that are provided. The videos make the processes much less intimidating.  Highly recommend Turn Tex. 

Steve Elliott
United States
Date: 2021-06-09

Cactus Juice

Turntex has always had quick shipping and cactus juice is a great stabilizing resin for soft wood and and to prepare wood to be used with alumilite. Curtis has always answered any questions that i have had very quickly.
WAYNE N BYERLEY
Indiana
Date: 2021-06-08

One stop shopping

TurnTex is a great one shop shopping experience for all my stabilizing needs. I've been collecting all the tools and accessories I need for some time now so that I can learn this process and begin my journey into this craft. I was delighted to not only find the supplies here but also videos to help get me started. Many thanks! Janet
Janet
Texas
Date: 2021-06-05

Great Product and Customer Service

I have been using Cactus Juice for several years and the product is excellent.  I get great results every time and it is a relatively simple process as long as you follow the directions.  Soak time after vacuum is critical.  Just follow the information on Curtis' Help Center to answer most any question, but I've also found that Curtis is very willing to assist if I have had a unique situation.  I highly recommend Cactus Juice and also the Cactus Juice dyes that are available.   

Tom Warnack
United States
Date: 2021-06-01

Good product

Have ordered a couple of times. Nothing but good to say about these folks

Lawson
Ms
Date: 2021-05-30

Alumilite Casting

I really love the Alumilite product and I greatly appreciate the service and support from TexTurn! I use Alumilite to cast two dozen Oak burls from a very old tree in the mountains of Western New Mexico. The tree has mistletoe burls growing on most of the limbs. The grain in the burls is multi colored and very dense but few of the burls are large enough to make a bowl or vase. I remove the bark and empty the holes in the burl, then I case the burl with Alumilite. I add blue, red, or green to the Alumilite with a little pearl-ex for sparkle. I make my casting forms using a base of 3/4" plywood and then form a circle using aluminum sheeting which is hot glued into a groove turned into the plywood base. I cover the plywood base and the aluminum sheet with clear plastic packing tape so the Alumilite does not stick to the mold. The mold is made to fit the burl as close as possible to reduce the amount of Alumilite that is wasted in turning. I cast under pressure for 24 hours at 50PSI (just to be sure). After casting I hollow out the inside of the form to make a vase with walls of 1/16” to 1/8”. Next I bore a 1/2” hole in the bottom and insert a polycarbonate plug that is domed and polished. Setting the hollow form on a rotating laser turn table shoots a light through the polycarbonate plug, thus revealing the Alumilite that is captured between the remaining pieces of burl. The only caution is that the wood MUST be dry down to 7% or lower. The Alumilite burls have been a very popular sales item.
James Richardson
College Station, TX 77845
Date: 2021-05-29

Never disappointed

I have purchases several times from TurnTex and have never been disappointed.  The product arrives shortly after I place the order, well packaged and never a leak.  

Jeff
USA
Date: 2021-05-29

TurnTex Products

Hello,

I have been dealing with TurnTex for about three years now. I find Curtis, as well as his employees, to be very receptive to my needs. They go out of their way to make certain I am 100% happy with my orders. They know there products very well and have made me feel very comfortable when I call for information. I have also emailed for help and was surprised when Curtis called me back and spent more than enough time with me making certain all my questions were answered in full.

All of the products, which are many, that I have purchased from TurnTex are superior to others and their prices are very competitive to others. 

I highly recomend TurnTex, they are a great company that supplies American made products.

John Hartman
Durango, Colorado

John Hartman
Durango, Colorado USA
Date: 2021-05-19

Best customer service.

TurnTex is the best source for all your stabilizing and casting needs, and they go out of their way to make sure you receive the best service.  The Cactus Juice is second to none and if you follow the directions in using the product properly you will succeed in the use and life of the product. Great selection and information to help you with your projects.

Steve Dickman
Sublimity, Oregon
Date: 2021-05-16

Cactus juice

I have purchased Cactus juice several times from Turntex and each time the service as exceptional. I say exceptional as I received my order in 5 days which in this day and time is extraordinary.

jim brock
Sapulpa Ok
Date: 2021-05-15

New formula is great

I always get great results from cactus juice, but the new formal is even better! I love that it doesn’t foam up....and as always arrives quickly and safely 

John
Knoxville
Date: 2021-05-15

Cactus Juice

Great product for stabilizing. It’s the only thing I use. Great customer service! 

Tim
Chattanooga Tennessee
Date: 2021-05-15

Excellent service

I have been a customer for years.  Your attention to detail and speed to ship are truly above average.  Your product is top notch.  I love the improved formula.   Till next time, thanks Curtis. 

Terry Quiram
United States
Date: 2021-05-15

New to the craft....

I’m new to stabilizing so the fact that Turn Tex made it easy to understand, order and get going gave me a huge amount of confidence in myself and the products. 

Don S.
Pittsburgh, Pa
Date: 2021-05-15

Excellent order as usual

Everything came in perfectly I had great results with the product and very happy with my order. I've become a major fan of this company, and their great customer service and products. Definitely a loyal customer for life.

JT Thomas
Hornick, IA
Date: 2021-05-15

Excellent Company

Always great products. Very fast delivery. Excellent shipping status updates and follow up on service. Recommend this company to anyone.
Tiffany Knighton
Midlothian, Texas
Date: 2021-05-15

Best product

We have used a couple brands,and always return to cats juice. 

Gerard Merchant
United States
Date: 2021-05-15

The test of time

The last time I commented on Turn Tex  several months ago, I was very satisfied with both the product and personal care by the staff. Curtis was willing to take the time to share what he knew to help me be successful. Since that time I think I have bought more product than before. I am even more satisfied than before. The product and service has been excellent. Consistent quality and service is hard to find. But here it is. Its 5 star.   JLC 

Jerry and Janette Clemans
United States
Date: 2021-04-29

Best Product Best Service!!!

Turntex-Curtis and his employees always provide the absolute best service.  The Cactus Juice is a great product and of course the 80# Alumilite is great for us high volume casters. I had a gauge go bad on my Turntex Chamber after several years of heavy use. He replaced it very quickly. I had a JB Pump(not from him) but I asked if he had a replacement vane for it, he did and sent them to me immediately. That is service. 

Sue A Meyers-Dyer
United States
Date: 2021-04-29

Great products & even better customer service

I have been using Cactus Juice and dyes for stabilizing my knife scales for a couple of years now and have always had good results.  I have tried other products and found that Cactus Juice wins.....every time!  And....the customer service is awesome!  I recently seized up my brand new J&B vacuum pump (totally my fault)  and Curtiss Seebeck took the time, while on a camping trip with his family, to call me and walk me thru the process of repairing my pump....on Easter weekend!

Charlie Payne
United States
Date: 2021-04-26

WORKING AWSOME

I have been using it for a couple of months now and loving it.  I got the pump saver and the Twist Lock Stability Ring.  it was well worth spending a little more to have them.  Anytime someone asks me about stabilizing I will always tell them to get this brand and not waste there money on some other brand.  

David Van Etten
United States
Date: 2021-04-19

Love you and your products and

Hi Curtis, Fantastic everything. Your shipping times and organization seem to just be getting better and better! My only teeny tiny feedback would be that quite often (25% of the time) the little shiny inner liner for the cap of the small bottle of cactus juice activator is loose or leaking or not completely sealed. Otherwise, great job. Thank you for helping us to make a living! Thanks, Susan North WOods, LLC and VIVID
Susan Curington
United States
Date: 2021-03-30

Resin

Ordered resin aagin. On time and the packaging is great. I have actually had problems with other Alumilite distributers packaging methods. I have a mess a couple of times. I have had no issues with Turn Tex. Thanks.
Don Thornock
United States
Date: 2021-03-30

Great product and great service!

TurnTex and Cactus Juice enable me to use found wood to produce unique game call blanks.  Shipping is fast and the service is very customer oriented.  Give them a try!  You'll wish you had done it sooner.

Wendell Rye
United States
Date: 2021-03-30

COULD NOT BE BETTER

As usual, order one day, delivered the next... Of course we are both in Texas, but still that kind of service is amaazing.

Thanks for your continued superior service.

Bill Kimbrough 

william a kimbrough
United States
Date: 2021-03-30

Turn-Tex Top Notch

Every time I order from the folks at TurnTex, I'm pleased with the product AND the people! It's like doing business with family!

Keith Nix
United States
Date: 2021-03-30

Got my four gallons of new cactus juice really like it.

Fast service  got four gallons new cactus juice . Been doing clear stabilizing with it much  better on foaming.  Seems to be less bleed out. Will turn a call with it tomorrow.

Ricky
Tenino Wa 98589
Date: 2021-03-30

Tank and Accessories

I recently upgraded to a larger TurnTex stabilizing tank, Pump Saver, Cactus Juice and, based upon Curits's recommendation, a JB Eliminator vacuum pump,  I am not only very pleased with the quality of the products I received but, also in the outstanding customer service.  There was some confusion in my order so, Gaige called to confirm I really wanted two of an item when I only meant one.  Saved me some money and duplication and, the hassle of returning it.

Great job Gaige

Plus, the TurnTex, LLC Customer Connection on Facebook has been very helpful and a time saver.

Doug Reynods
Auburn, Washington
Date: 2021-02-20

Simply the best!

I accidentally chose the wrong kind of Alumilite when I ordered online, but realized what I’d done right after I’d confirmed everything. I slightly emailed, explains my error, then called the next morning. Turntex totally understood, and were more than happy to correct my order. It was sitting at my doorstep three days later. Awesome customer service! AA++

Matthew Marsh
Lake George, MN
Date: 2021-02-12

Always a pleasure

I've been buying Cactus Juice from Curtis for quite a while now. Great product. Fast shipping. What more can you ask for?
Keith
WA
Date: 2021-02-08

I am a first time buyer

I am a first time buyer from Turntex and brand new to stabilization and hybrid pen blank construction. The information on your web site on Cactus Juice and Alumalite was very valuable to me. My order was on my doorstep in 3 days. Heard about you on YouTube where you we highly recommended. I’ll be back with another order soon.

Warren Flemmer
Lawrenceburg Tennessee
Date: 2021-02-06

#1

Absolutley the best everything!!!!  well Done Turn Tex!!!

Joe Paul Nault
United States
Date: 2021-02-04