Customer Comments

Great service and advice

I recently ordered the 18" x 4"D vacuum chamber.  I had considered the 6"D chamber.  Curtis called me directly and asked me about the types of stabilizing I planned to do.  He explained the use of the resin and that a 4"D chamber would serve me better and cost less initially, as well as lower cost for resin needed to fill the chamber.  That was great advice.  I will shop with TurnTex for my future vacuum and resin neededs.

Joe Fleming
San Diego
Date: 2020-12-21

Great service

I’m very happy with the product, service and very fast delivery. 

Dan Lagasse
Baker MT
Date: 2020-12-21

Perfect product

The Cactus Juice came exactly when it was promised. It took me a couple of weeks to get to use it, but with the vacuum chamber it works perfectly. I will be ordering more soon. 

Shawn Smead
Garfield AR
Date: 2020-12-20

Amazing products!

I’ve been using turntex gear now for a few years , it’s not the easiest to get as I’m in the Uk , we get hammered with import tax’s  , I must say it’s worth it for the ease of use, hats off to you guys your gear is 100% thank you 

Mick French
United Kingdom
Date: 2020-12-20

Great product

To whomever is interested in cactus juice- don't hesitate. It's a great product and a great way to use wood that is basically useless and in the burn pile to become a thing of beauty. Quality burl and wood can benefit from the dyes available as well. As far as Turntex as a company, you can't ask for much more as they have great product, quick ordering and fast shipping even during the holidays. Thank you guys keep it up.
Steve Kelley
Fortuna Calif.
Date: 2020-12-20

You guys have great service!!!!

This was my first order being a newer caster. Really like your selection and fast delivery. Thank you!

Donnie May
Pomeroy Ohio
Date: 2020-12-19

Great product

I met Curtis at a Marc Adams weekend workshop a couple years ago and just got around to putting together a system.  The website was great for bringing me back to speed.  I've been very happy with the resin and the vacuum chambers.  My next adventure will be adding color!

Brad Kallmyer
United States
Date: 2020-12-18

Cactus Juice

Goods came as expected
Bill gidzak
Date: 2020-12-18

A purchase

Over the years I have made a number of purchases from TurnTex.  They have outstanding customer service, which sets the standard for the industry in my opinion. In spite of the fact that I am not a high volume customer, Curtis has always generously given me his time and advice when I called him.  My personal favorite was when he gave me his cell number because he was going deer hunting & asked me to call him while he was driving to his deer stand.  Experiences like that make me proud to know and recommend TurnTex to my friends and fellow turners.  THANK YOU Curtis for being a top notch guy & providing top notch service!  

Gary Jones

Valley Center, KS

Gary Jones
Valley Center, KS
Date: 2020-12-17

Awesome company

This was my second purchase, it was shipped right away as was my last order. Comes packed nice and tight with full directions on the product. Also any question I have ever had has been answered with sincere consideration of making sure I can use the product properly. This is an excellent company that I thoroughly enjoy doing business with
John Terzich
Buffalo Wyoming
Date: 2020-12-17

Fabulous!

There is really not a lot more to say than that, but I will.  The crew down there at TurnTex is on top of their game.  Their orders are fast, accurate, and I always have the feeling that they’re doing all of this with a smile, ya know, sometimes you can just feel it in the level of customer service!  They are a small group but provide awesome products with their customers in mind.  I most highly recommend them.

Marc Sviland
Beaufort, SC
Date: 2020-12-14

Will definitely order from again

Took advantage of a recent sale and glad I did. Communication was excellent, item was shipped quickly and arrived with no issues. I see so many recommendations for TurnTex for stabilizing equipment as well, I know if I decide to jump into that segment of the hobby, I'll be set shopping from here.
David Obregon
United States
Date: 2020-12-14

Fast Shipping

I ordered and received a shipping notification within an hour. The difference in this shipping notification from many other companies is this was actually shipped. I have received shipping notifications from others and it stays in a "pre-shipment" status for a couple of days. I highly recommend TurnTex and look forward to doing more business as I start stabilizing. Thanks for the quick shipping and great service!

Eric
Moundsville, WV
Date: 2020-12-14

Outstanding service

My orders are always filled quickly and shipped. Any questions I have had are answered quickly and in detail. I stabilize most all my wood for knives and just learning to cast. I recommend these products and services to all. Just waiting on an 8" vacuum pump for larger projects... Thank you Curtis for everything Paul
Paul Davis
Idaho
Date: 2020-12-13

Fantastic product that meets all my expectations

This is my second purchase from TurnTex and I am a happy customer. They provide a quality product that I know I can trust for making my products. Their stabilizing chambers are a joy to use and their stabilizing resin is top notch. Products ship quickly and are packaged really well.

Mike Navarre
United States
Date: 2020-12-10

Fast service

Despite the fact that I ordered on Black Friday with all of the disclaimers that entails about letting people off work to enjoy family time, the shipment went out on time and came in on time.
David Walker
United States
Date: 2020-12-10

response

I am very satisfied!

Svein Opdal
Norway
Date: 2020-12-10

Order CJ

We have received excellent service from Turntex with all my orders to date. Deliveries were on time and correct.

I can recommend Turntex for outstanding service!

Johan van Zyl

Johan van Zyl
Canada
Date: 2020-12-10

USPS vs UPS

TurnTex LLC is the best! Bar none. 

My plumbing bits arrived in great shape .. 

I was an idiot and (accidentally) ignored the suggestion to use UPS .. 

I thought I could spend my 'saved' $5 on dye .. 

USPS took nine days to deliver my package. 

(Not Curtis' fault) ... 

cost me the entire weekend, plus Monday/Tuesday.

Oh well.   

jeff taylor
United States
Date: 2020-12-10

Pump Saver

Great service, fast shipping, good quality products.

 

Troy

Troy Stoneking
United States
Date: 2020-12-10

Customer Feedback

I recently became a customer of TurnTex and this was due to the many positive comments and information I observed on various sites. I consider myself a very small customer of TurnTex, but I receive 1st Class treatment from them. On Black Friday, I placed a small order and within 10 minutes, received shipping confirmation. UPS picked up same day and I had the items on Saturday. This is a great example to other companies and why I use TurnTex. I also appreciate Curtis keeping us informed and updated on situations that may affect the products or delivery delays.   Keep up the great work and thanks to all of the employees at TurnTex. Robert

Robert A Efird
Cypress, TX
Date: 2020-12-07

First time order

Ordered cactus juice for the first time mainly due to the on line instructions. The material arrived promptly and as desired. Great doing business. 

Jon Boyd
Ohio
Date: 2020-12-07

Absolutely the best customer service in the business

I do all my own stabilizing of my wood for knife handles.  Anytime I have ever had a question or problem, Curtis has always be right there with help and suggestions.  I would never buy anywhere else.

 

Joe McNeely
United States
Date: 2020-12-05

Cactus Juice User

I make duck and goose calls in South Louisiana. Stabilizing my blanks with cactus juice allows me to use wood considered too soft or too punky for call making. I tried to make a call out of some cypress a customer had harvested on his property but it wouldn't hold tolerance on the bore of the call barrel. After stabilizing it worked great. Stabilizing also allows me to use some exotics that would crumble under the making process. Just finished stabilizing some buckeye burl blanks with 250-284 percent increase in density by weight. Cactus Juice is easy to use and provides great results. I also use TurnTex's vacuum chamber and oven tamer. Great products!
Steve Soileau
United States
Date: 2020-12-05

5 years of researching stabilization systems and this is the best

I am a knife maker specializing in Scandinavian style and kitchen knives. I've been running my business for close to 10 years now, working with hand forged blades from my best friend and collaborative business partner and using wood and moose antler that I have harvested myself. Almost the entire time, I have had heavily spalted birch and curly maple as well as a large variety of other woods that I knew I would need to stabilize before I could use. Over the past five years while I built up my business and saved towards getting my own stabilization system I've endlessly researched all of the options and Turntex is hands-down the best when it comes to quality of product, quality of service, and the amount of incredibly helpful information regarding all aspects of the equipment and the process of stabilization. I just received all of my stuff from them and did my first round of stabilization. Feels so good after all these years of anticipation.
Paige Mat
United States
Date: 2020-12-05

Great service

Fast fulfillment of my order. Delivered what I ordered and in a very smooth process. Looking forward to doing more business in the future.

Bill Johnston
Canada
Date: 2020-12-04

Great First Time Results!

Been putting off the stabilizing component for a while.  Took the plunge last week and acquired everything needed.  Everything resin and dyes from Curtis - some hardware from Amazon.

Great results the first time I stabilized.  Wood was some very nice figured punky, spalted Pecan from outside of Wimberley, Tx.  Followed Curtis' instructions and videos; and Zac Higgins and Jake Thompson.  Great guys to learn from too.

Get 2 in-oven thermometers!  they are about $10 at Wally-World.  My B&D toaster oven would not go below 250 degrees - on the minimum setting.  But, at 250 all went well.  May leave the door cracked a little next time.

Cut a pen blank out the next day and turned and sanded through the grits - to 1000.  Put the blank on the buffing wheel and got amazing luster and durable shine.  No CA needed!  Turning the stabilized blank was somewhere between hardwood and acrylic.  I roughed with HSS and then carbide to profile and finish.

Knife scales are next - have several folks at the gun shows who want them.  Mesquite is the most requested, but, I have some folks who want blended Texas (Eastern) Redwood and Texas Ebony.  Thinking about dying some Texas White Oak just for grins.  You can get some interesting grain patterns at the root flares on Oaks and Mesquites.  The knife makers I know like using Texas indigenous woods.

You can expect 24 hour shipping from Curtis - period.  Maybe over the weekend there could be a lag - but I doubt it.  As of yet, I have never received an order late.  He has always answered my email questions kindly and in great detail.  Everything I have ordered from TurnTex has arrived as expected - what I ordered and on time.  That's what you get when you deal with Texas folks!

Thanks for great service and great advice Curtis.  I appreciate it.

Best regards bro,

Bill

 

Bill Roberts
Corpus Christi, TX
Date: 2020-12-04

We appreciate and support you!

Awesome product! Awesome Customer Service! Thank you for all you do. We will definitely be ordering from you again.

Robin

Robin Spencer
Gallup, NM
Date: 2020-12-01

Fabulous service and product

Thank you for your personalized and prompt service. It's refreshing to feel like a person rather than just another source of income for a company. We can all learn from your example. The product we ordered was as expected and we couldn't be more satisfied with everything. Thank you very much!

Dan Heins
McMinnville, OR
Date: 2020-12-01

The general consensus is...

Everyone already knows this is great stuff for stabilizing wood. It's widely used by everyone and its true. This is great stuff! I carved some pieces before stabilizing and dying it and it came out beautifully. I just made a knob for a small test project and sanded it afterwards. So now I have the most beautiful knob in the world. My girlfriend says so. 

GERALDO
United States
Date: 2020-11-30

Great seller

Ordered a batch of Cactus Juice to be shipped overseas. Fast shipping and great products. Turntex highly recommended!
Torleiv
Norway
Date: 2020-11-30

Talk about customer service !

You say your interested in learning about stabilizing wood etc. You have to look no further than Turn Tex web sight . All the information regarding this subject is available before you even make a purchase. Even great information on vacuum pumps Curtis doesn't even sell. I did not hesitate to place my order for a vacuum chamber and a gallon of cactus juice. Also an oven thermometer. The service was lightening fast and arrived in an extremely well packaged box. Thank you shipping dep't. Complete instructions for use. Several E-mails thanking me for my order, letting me know my order was received and when it had been shipped and a follow up E-mail wanting to know if I was happy my order and any feedback I'd like to offer. The service was excellent but  the product was impeccably built. Not just a plastic tube with some fittings and a top slapped on. I mean this is almost a work of art. Curtis goes way above and beyond to offer outstanding quality at a reasonable price. Value for your dollar. Thanks again Curtis, it's a pleasure doing business with you and your crew. I look forward to additional cactus juice purchases !

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Thanks again,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Tom McCraith      

THOMAS MCCRAITH
United States
Date: 2020-11-29

Awesome

If you are into turning wood and resins, they have some awesome products. Top notch customer service with lightning speed shipping.

Jeff Scheffler
WI
Date: 2020-11-27

Love the product

I have place one more order through. Turn Tex was very helpful, I am located in Canada and they did everything to make shipping as smooth as could be. My order was delivered very fast. I love working with this product, I get great results. Thank you Curtis and staff for everything.

Alain Cayer
Selkirk,Manitoba, Canada
Date: 2020-11-25

Never disappointed!

Curtis and "the crew" are Top-Notch in all respectsLightning fast order fulfillment, extremely helpful in every way, courteous almost to-a-fault. Did I mention fast? I ordered at about 10:30 a.m., received confirmation of order in about two minutes, and notification that the items were ready for shipment in under 12 minutes.  Amazing! 

jeff taylor
United States
Date: 2020-11-22

Parts and pieces

Lookin for parts to make my own manifold, Lowes nor HomeDepot had the valves, quick disconnects or 3/16 adapters other online places they were a good bit more than TurnTex parts came in much quicker than expected

 

Course now that I have 2 chambers I will have to get more CJ

Dug

WILLIAM ALMY JR
United States
Date: 2020-11-22

Superior Business with Magnificent Service

As a novice woodturner, I decided to dive into the stabilization process. So, I ordered some of the stabilizing dyes and was very satisfied with the service and prompt delivery. After the arrival of my items, I had a few questions about the use of the products. Prompt response to my emails. Would highly recommend the products and services from TurnTex! 5 stars for me*****

Cheryl C
Floresville, TX 78114
Date: 2020-11-21

Fast delivery!

The folks at TurnTex got my order to me very quickly! I haven’t used it yet and this will be my first time ever using anything like this. I am a new wood turner and have some pretty punky bowl blanks and will be excited to use this on my bowls to see how they turn out! Jimmy Christman

Jimmy Christman
Golden, Missouri
Date: 2020-11-20

Good friendly service

This was my first order and I was impressed.  Good communications, packaged very secure, and arrived right on time.  Good Job !

Steve Cart
Grass Valley, CA
Date: 2020-11-19

Always a pleasure

Do not pause in considering to buy from. Fast shipping, solid pricing, and a great all around small business to support.  The added stickers that I’ve received with orders over the years is a cool touch.  Cheers

Troy’s Woodworks
www.TroysWoodworks.com
Date: 2020-11-19

Fast Shipping

Always a pleasure to do business.  

Ron
Florida
Date: 2020-11-16

Quality, US made

I have wanted to get into stabilizing for a long time now and I looked at the hundreds of stabilization chambers out there.   I decided on TurnTex because it was obvious that these guys know what they are doing and provide a quality product, especially when compared to the thin stainless steel pots with plastic lids that are all over the internet.   I am also proud to support a fellow US small business!   

Everything is a fair price.   Even the oven temp gauge is inline with what I would pay on Amazon.   I really appreciate not being gouged for add-on items.   

Again, super quality kit.  I have no fear of it imploding and I'm looking forward to many years of service.

Rich
Boise Idaho
Date: 2020-11-15

Best there is

3rd gallon I've bought for my needs. Got some walnut burl that needed stabilizing and I didn't have enough Juice. Gonna be some great wood.

 

Paul
Oak Harbor
Date: 2020-11-14

Extremely quick turnaround

Honestly, I was expecting a long delivery period given that TurnTex is a small-ish business.  While my experience may not be the same for everybody, my order shipped the same day it was placed and overall delivery rivaled the big online vendor who built it's business on short delivery times.  The Juice arrived before the final part of my vacuum chamber.  Can't beat customer service like that!

B. S.
United States
Date: 2020-11-13

Quality products & fast shipping!

A friend of mine recommended Turn Tex to me when I mentioned needing resin pigments and dyes and I couldn’t be happier he did! I was putting together a class and originally ordered supplies through Amazon but the ship time was weeks out. I decided to order from Turn Tex as well and had my order in a matter of days, even to Alaska! As soon as I got my package I started playing with the materials and was immediately impressed with the quality and brightness of the colors! Exactly what I was looking for and much better quality than what I had ordered on Amazon! I immediately cancelled my order with Amazon and will continue buying my resin supplies through Turn Tex! 

Michelle Goldstein
Anchorage, Alaska
Date: 2020-11-13

Well satisfied

Excellent service. Orders processed and shipped as stated. Items delivered in good condition. Email on help needed I am new to stabilizing and a prompt reply was given.

Russ Peagler

Russ Peagler
South Carolina
Date: 2020-11-09

Turntex is amazing

I've never shopped somewhere, where the owner of the company actually talked me out of spending money. He saved me a few buck by letting me know which unit size would be the best for my needs.  Turntex has absolutely amazing service and I will definitely be buying from yall again

Arin Way
United States
Date: 2020-11-08

Excellent Product

At best, I'm a casual user so I make a lot of mistakes. The guides on Curtis's web site are invaluable. I use Cactus Juice to stabilize most of the small pieces that I turn. It's a great product provided you follow the instructions. If you don't it's unforgiving.

Craig Chambers
United States
Date: 2020-11-07

Fast Shipping

I received my Cactus Juice gallon in a very reasonable amount of time. I placed orders for other products from around the country on the same day and this delivery got to me first.
JAMES M YOUNG
United States
Date: 2020-11-06

Great Transaction

Return customer. . . Fast shipping, almost here before I ordered it. I will be returning for more Cactus Juice and Alumilite in the future.
Tony
Texas
Date: 2020-11-06