Customer Comments

Quality as expected!

This is the  second time I’ve ordered cactus juice and I’m not disappointed in my decision!  The product is so good, a local knife maker has asked me to stabilize more wood for him and I’m even getting a ”free” knife out of the deal. It is so simple to use and makes even the punkiest wood workable and strong. 

Stephen M.
SE Georgia
Date: 2019-02-21

Best Products and Service

I've been a customer for a couple years now. Customer service is first rate and orders ship very quickly. Curtis always takes the time to answer any questions and gives expert advice whether through e-mail or his Facebook customer page.  I mention this stuff first because it is often more important the product itself. With that said, you will not find a better stabilizing product than Cactus Juice and the wide selections of dyes.

Brian Sanders
Cincinnati, OH
Date: 2019-02-21

Very Fast Shipping

Ordered 11AM. Shipped 1PM. Delivered next day (Austin to Dallas).

Great Job.

Date: 2019-02-18

Great product and services

I recently placed an order for a product made on special order, this is a great product made with high quality materials, great services and fast delivery, I really apprciate doing business with Turntex

Philippe Boucher
Quebec, Canada
Date: 2019-02-17

The best there is.

As always, Turntex provides quick delivery of the perfect product. Nothing works better for the job than Cactus Juice. Don't bother with anything else.

Joe Barnard
Date: 2019-02-16

Great Products and Service

My first order of Cactus Juice and some coloring - easy to order, quick shipping, items very well packed, and a nice follow-up after the order was recieved!  Top notch service from my perspective and I will be shopping here again!

Thank you!

Date: 2019-02-15


The products at TurnTex are amazing. The quality and consistency is always on point, another thing that brings me back time and time again is the support and information. 

Bruce Balemian
Warwick, RI
Date: 2019-02-14

Great product and shipped with care

Awesome product and was packed well so it arrived safely 

Mike B
Olympia Wa
Date: 2019-02-14

Turntex is the only place to buy

As far as im concerned TurnTex is the only place to buy your Alumilite products, his shipping is fast and cheaper than anyone else, and his service and Help are second to None, Thank you Curtis, keep being you Sir!

Randal Graham
Tuscola , TX
Date: 2019-02-14

Cactus juice with dye

Thi resin works amazingly well! Even had temperatures in the negatives and it worked flawlessly. Shipping was fast and the package undamaged. Couldn't be happier. Well unless it was a bit less money... BUT WELL WORTH THE INVESTMENT!  

Mr. Johnson
United States
Date: 2019-02-13

Dyes for casting and vacuum

Picked up some dyes for casting resins and some for coloring cactus juice for stabilizing. Fast shipping - packed well - no leaks - nothing frozen - everything as ordered. Thanks Curtis.  

Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada
Date: 2019-02-11

Great service

Very good place to deal with and order from. Shipping was very fast. Really like and appreciate the personal attention and communication that turn Tex provides. 

SW Wyoming
Date: 2019-02-11

great service

great product, fast service, great company.

Date: 2019-02-11

Great Products and Service

Curtis Seebeck and staff are very knowledgeable with all their products and matters concerning stabilizing and resin casting.  They ALWAYS go out of their way to answer questions and resolve problems.

Woody Collingwood
Sioux Falls, SD
Date: 2019-02-11

Great Customer Service

Turn Tex has great Customer Service, I made my order late in the evening and got shipping information the next day.  My products arrived safe and sound and were as advertised.

When ever I have question they get answered quickly and courteously.

I enjoy doing business with them.

Steve A
DFW Texas
Date: 2019-02-10

Thank you got my order.

Thanks great service  as always. 

Rick Robbins
Washington state
Date: 2019-02-10

Always happy with turntex

Im always 100% happy with everything i get from you guys . Curtis is a pleasure to talk to whether its for help or just to have a conversation. Ive seen Curtis time and time again bend over backwards and way beyond ANY services other buisness would do whether big or small. Ill always be happy with Turntex. 

Derry, NH
Date: 2019-02-10

Great customer service

Great producs,  great customer service and support! 

Date: 2019-02-09

Amazing Products

In my opinion, there’s ONE place to get home stabilizing products and that’s from TurnTex. Why not go to the man who invented DIY stabilizing himself? He backs all of his products and has unparalleled customer service. Thank you Turntex!

Matt K.
Central Illinois
Date: 2019-02-09

Oven tamer

I've just run my second batch of knife handle scales using the over tamer to both dry out the raw wood blanks and then cure the blanks after they are processed (vac and soak).  The oven tamer holds within 0.5 degrees to the target temperature all all times even in my Amazon cheapo toaster over.  You can now cure blanks at a more precise temperature and get less bleed out making your life much easier when you are unwrapping the foil after curing.  I highly recommend the oven tamer, its very nice construction and has a very professional look.  I think my toaster over without the tamer was running in a 20-25 degree swing high to low from the target based on my measurements.

Dr Death Knives
Date: 2019-02-08


Prompt, professional, courteous. Excellent products. I appreciate the info provided in a friendly, welcoming tone including the info provided on their website. I look forward to doing business with them.

Rafael Ponce
Cedar Park / N. Austin TX
Date: 2019-02-08

Maybe the best company ever

Only the best products, better prices than Amazon, and direct access to how today and personal advise. I can't imagine wanting anything else from a company. Thanks Curtis!

Chris Sharp
Parkersburg, IA
Date: 2019-02-08

Juice and resin

product arrived as advertised. I’m excited to start my project. 

Defiance Speed Shop
Carthage, MO
Date: 2019-02-07

Great Support

Will definitely continue to buy Cactus Juice and Alumilite from Turntex.  Really appreciate the quick and thorough technical support I received when I was having issues with bubbles in the Alumilite.   You don't get that from Amazon!

Thomas Ziller
Date: 2019-02-07

First Order

Just received my first order of Cactus Juice from TurnTex, it arrived as expected, and I was pleased at the ease of tracking my order thru a link to the shipper, it notified me of progress, and arrival of my order, can't wait to get busy infusing some wood for upcoming projects!

I have also been watching your tutorial videos. Which have made me very confident in my ability to produce great results with your products.



Chris Jones
Gladstone, Oregon
Date: 2019-02-07

Class A service

Curtis and the whole TurnTex team are outstanding when it comes to service.  They go above and beyond what any company would do for their customers.  I know that if it is not good enough for Curtis to use himself,  it is not good enough for his customers .  You can but with confidence at TurnTex knowing that you are covered not just in the products you buy, but also how you can use them to your advantage.  

Joel Winner
Date: 2019-02-04

Excellent service

I can count on quality product, and great service on every purchase! Thank you!

Greg Rearick
Date: 2019-02-02

Great product!

I bought 4 gallons of Cactus Juice and have wonderful results! Turn Tex has great customer service! I received the shipment very fast,which made me happy!  I intend on doing more business with Turn Tex again, highly reccomend!

Mark Mitchell
Date: 2019-02-01


Your business is hopefully thriving, because I love doing business with you. You have sent exactly what I order and super fast. I think you're doing a great job and hopefully other customers are as satisfied as I am. Keep up the good work.

Derrick M
Sour lake TX
Date: 2019-02-01

Great experience!

It was easy to place my order and it even shipped the same day. Great service!
United States
Date: 2019-01-28

Amazing service and products

Whatban awesome experience. As a relatively new pen turner all my questions and concerns were answered within 6 hours. The products were shipped the same day and were at my door 2 days later. The alumilite dyes are really vibrant concentrated. I will purchase from this business again. 

Brian L
Leakey, TX
Date: 2019-01-27


I have placed several orders for Cactus Juice over the last 8 or nine years and it is always a quick and easy transaction. I ordered my last gallon on 1/15/19 at 21:30. It shipped on 1/16 at 10:45. Great service. Great product. I'll be back for more!

Keith Szafranski
Date: 2019-01-26

Terrific Support!

I always get a little nervous order stuff like this through the mail because I'm afraid of it getting damaged and breaking open, but  they really took great care to make sure that wouldn't happen. My CJ shipped quickly and painlessly and arrived safely. The stabilization process only seems intimidating, but after watching the video and reading through their support section, I was ready to go. They also have a very active Facebook group that Curtis personally monitors and posts to. Added bonus: he keeps it spam free. I did a lot of research on stabilizing before jumping in and now that I'm doing it, it's a blast! I chose TurnTex based on the recommendation of a lot of YouTubers that I trust (Zac Higgins et al) and because it cures clear and won't tint the wood. That you're supporting an actual small business that in turn supports their product is a bonus.


Cons: you'll be looking around for what else you can stabilize.

Dave Clark
Staten Island, New York
Date: 2019-01-25

Very happy with Cactus Juice

This was my second order of Cactus Juice from TurnTex. I got a smaller bottle the first time, but was so happy with the results and long shelf life of the product, I went for a 2-gallon order. I have used the Cactus Juice with Alumilite dyes to double-dye some burl for turning. I have been very happy with the results. Shipping was fast, and product was well packaged. I look forward to purchasing from TurnTex again in the future. Matthew D.
Matthew D
Northern Minnesota
Date: 2019-01-21

Custom knife handle material

We've been working with TurnTex for about a year and have never had anything but the best customer service. Whether we're ordering Cactus Juice, Alumilite resin, dyes, or asking questions, we always get the best service and excellent delivery times.

Bitterroot Handle Works
Date: 2019-01-21

Excellent service!

Super fast shipping and products very competitivly price! Will certainly be ordering from here in the future!

Date: 2019-01-20

Great product

Nice product  fair price

Bradenton, fl
Date: 2019-01-19

Knowledgeable & Honest

I’ve Done business with Mr. Seebeck on several occasions.

after having to stop my wood working do to some family illnesse.I had a couple of gallons of un mixed Cactus juice that had been sitting for around two years.

I contacted Mr. Seebeck asking if I need to purchase new activator.  

He informed me it was good for 3 years un Activated As long as it was stored correctly.  I like & respect him for not trying to sell me stuff I don’t need.


I set up a new chamber and ordered new hoses & valves along with a new Vacuum gauge. It shipped fast and in perfect condition.


there are many knock offs & copycats out there but you won’t get the quality workmanship , Shared knowledge or  customer Service anywhere .  Curtis has my business as long as I’m stabilizing & casting.

Craig Wilkins
Saginaw, Texas
Date: 2019-01-17

Repeat order

Excellent product.  I've used over 20 gallons and never had any problems.  Outstanding customer service.   Thanks Curtis .

Date: 2019-01-15

Great Service

Received my order very quickly and in addition to the great service as I read the enclosed Cactus Juice instructions I noticed an outstanding offer of support from Curtis (Owner of TurnTex).  Rare these days to find someone fully prepared to stand behind his products and offer phone support to his customer.

No wonder the folks at IAP think so highly of Curtis and his vast experience!  I will be sure to take you up on his offer if I run into any problems or have any questions (good to know trivial beginner questions are not judged).

Thanks again,
Merrickville, Canada
Date: 2019-01-14

Wow fast!!!

Great to deal with a small family business. Fantastic prices and fast shipping!!
michael langevin
Long island, NY
Date: 2019-01-14

Fantastic service

I have been a longtime customer of Turntex and they never disappoint.

From Alumilite, to chambers and oven tamers to dyes and pigments, it has all been top notch product and excellent service

Steve Worcester
Plano, TX
Date: 2019-01-14

Vacuum chamber

Got my chamber in and my cactus juice. Was very pleased with the communication during the lead time. It came ready to use, after hooking up a single hose and worked like a charm! I definitely can't wait to get more experienced so I can start doing some colors. 10/10 would recommend


Jerry Brock
South Carolina
Date: 2019-01-14

Alumilite Order

Quick and correct.  Even through the holidays.  Nothing changes.  I only by my Alumilite products for here!!

Don Thornock
Date: 2019-01-14

Great service

Thanks for the great service, Cactus Juice arived to day safe and sound,
Peter Berben
New Zealand
Date: 2019-01-13

Great product!

If your looking at getting into stabilizing your own wood look no further than Turn Tex woodworks!

The only thing better than the product is the product support you get with this company.

In short, they are the very best!

Alan Bargerstock
Date: 2019-01-13

Excellent all around

Great product, more than fair prices, fast shipping. What else do you need?
Dan Meisner
Date: 2019-01-13

First timer

my order was the first time I have ordered from this company.

I was pleasantly surprised because I had heard about you on a Facebook live 

so I wanted to try and I orderEd and it was shipped quickly and I have since used my dyes and loves them

I will be back to order more 


Thank you Desi

Date: 2019-01-13

great stuff

This is just too easy . I have just received my second order of cactus juice and with following the directions on the website have been having a blast creating some wonderful knife scales. my advise for beginners like myself , take that first gallon and experiment with small batches and different colors and follow the directions any questions I have had I have found the answers on this wonderful website

John D Chapman
western gate to the sunshine state
Date: 2019-01-13


This product is truly amazing. Just follow the instructions for beautiful blanks. 

Franklin, TN
Date: 2019-01-12