Customer Comments

Well packaged items arrived promptly and on schedule. Thank you.
Douglas M.
So. California
Date: 0000-00-00

Could not ask for a better experience. Lightning fast shipping on a value priced high quality product. I used the Cactus Juice on sweetgum balls and they turned out better than I would have imagined. I am a novice knife maker but I was able to produce advanced quality results on knife scales by using this stuff. I highly recommend this product!
Cliff
N. Mississippi
Date: 0000-00-00

I haven't had an opportunity to use Cactus juice as much as I had wanted to, but wanted to provide some feedback on what I had done so people who were like me, looking for info, could get some idea of actual results from the field. I am a hobbyist knife maker. I have a 'hobbyist' style setup of both a vacuum chamber from one of the usual online sources, as well as a pressure chamber which I fashioned myself from a commonly available type of SS pressure cooker. Between the vacuum/pressure system that I use, I have experienced excellent results (seemingly thorough and uniform penetration as well as superior surface finish) using this very simple process. The low ~200F curing temperature produces very little out gassing and there is no problem curing this in the kitchen oven. I am looking forward to using it on some really punky and spalted wood and will report back, hopefully with good results then. At least for knife makers: Setting up a vacuum/pressure system is not at all difficult and being able to stabilize your own handle material really opens up options and can produce more attractive and durable presentations [color=red]My Notes: I recommend against curing your blanks in your kitchen oven. It is never a good idea to put chemicals in the same oven you cook your food in. Also, PLEASE reconsider the pressure cooker. I know of a fellow that was killed when the one he was using exploded.[/color]
Brad Hunt
Columbus, Ohio USA
Date: 0000-00-00

Early in my woodworking endeavors, I learned about Cactus Juice and Turntex. After a bit of research I began using Cactus Juice for a variety of projects and found it far superior to other products advertised for similar purposes. In addition to the clear superiority of Cactus Juice (no pun intended), the customer service provided buy Turntex and Curtis is equally superior. On multiple occasions, Curtis has unselfishly shared his experience, knowledge, and expertise in support of my woodworking endeavors. Ordering is simple and turnaround is fast and accurate. The excellence is appreciated.
Forrest
SWLA
Date: 0000-00-00

fast service, great product, easy to use
mike
spokane,wa
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At last, a chance to use the CJ. Very pleased with the end results. I did corn cobs and hickory burl. I think I'll let then drain for a while longer the next time. I had a bit "extra" after they came out of the oven. Will defiantly use CJ again. D Henry [color=red]My Comments: Excess bleed out is caused by 2 things...temperature too high or blanks that were not completely dry. Draining will not make a difference.[/color]
David Henry
Somerset, Ky
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I'm never disappointed with TurnTex and the ownership. In addition to "top notch" products and support, the Curtis Seebeck is "good people!"
Reuben Prichard Jr.
Colts Neck, NJ
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I am a woodturner and the cactus juice is a great product. TurnTex service is exceptional. Thank you very much.
R. Ruehle
Findlay, OH
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Cactus juice works great! I really like that it is heat cured. It completly penatrated my wood blank. Over all great product!
Ben D.
Burkburnett Tx.
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very fast shipment and very good service
sylvain dion
canada
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Products received in great shape, and sooner than expected! Great job TurnTex, I will be back.
Gary Hobbie
Salina, KS
Date: 0000-00-00

Merry Christmas Your request for feedback was so nicely written, that I couldn't resist . This was my first attempt at stabilizing for a knife handle so I screwed it up pretty badly. However, Cactus Juice is amazing stuff and I learned a lot for the next attempt. Need more vacuum and more vacuum time and then heavier aluminum foil so juice doesn't leak out in the oven. I stuck a cast iron skillet under the package to catch the Juice that leaked out in the oven. Thought surely it wouldn't stick to a greasy skillet but that was totally wrong. Should have lined the skillet with foil too.
Dick Kearley
Florida,
Date: 0000-00-00

Got the juice 2 days ago and immediately cooked a 2x2x4 piece of oak for 2 hrs. Wrapped it in foil and put it in a plastic bag. Next morning, pulled it to a full vacuum in cactus juice for 3 hours and left it in the chamber over night. Cooked it again for 4 hours at 200 degrees. Removed from the oven and cut it in half. It looked like the juice only penetrated half way down from the top. Piece weighed 3 oz more than before beginning process. I turned the piece on my lathe. Apparently the juice did penetrate the entire piece. I had it laying flat on the bottom of the chamber, which would account for uneven penetration. Overall, very impressed. Will work out the kinks quick enough and order again real soon.
Ray V
san diego, ca
Date: 0000-00-00

Thank you very much for my order,your vacuum chamber is very professional made and I can't wait to use it on my knife scales,keep safe and all the best to you and your family for the new year.
Shaun Ciok
England
Date: 0000-00-00

Excellent service and an excellent product. Even though Curtis had his work cut out helping his town with severe flooding I was always supplied with timely updates to let me know how my order was progressing. The ordering process was very simple and I had no problems shipping from the States to the UK. The equipment itself works exactly how I expected and the instructions are clear, simple and comprehensive. A thoroughly recommended product from an professional outfit.
Lawrence
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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You and your product are as advertised. Thanks!
Ron Blaessig
Rochester, NY
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I have no reason to venture out and try other brands or systems. Turn Tex is all you'll ever need to know when it comes to in home stabilizing systems and stabilizing resins. Curtis has top notch customer service along with decades of knowledge. Things like that are hard to put a price on. I'll never shop anywhere else.
Aaron Reynolds
Earth
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Ordered from TurnTex a few time now and it's always a quick and painless process. Plus the owner is willing to speak with you if you give him a call. Great customer service.
Trevor Reed
Bryan Tx
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I used cactus juice to stabilize pecky cypress that I found in the Atachafalya basin. The tree had been down at least ten years and was very punky. I used the juice per instructions and now I have solid wood I can work with. Will be back to buy more in the future. Good stuff
Chris Henson
Louisiana
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I am pleased with the end product, even though this was my first time making knife scales. The blanks I split out of a small pink Tecoma tree, and the vacuum pump was a repurposed R134 compressor from a water cooler going to a quart mason jar; this was not ideal, but it seemed to work o.k. I am very happy how the knives turned out, and the resin curing process was straight forward using a free toaster oven. My mistake was only buying a pint, which meant more effort to get the second batch of scales immersed in resin. Based on shipping cost and shelf life I would recommend Buying slightly more resin than needed.
Steve Sorensen
Date: 0000-00-00

I have used Cactus Juice several times now and it has performed well each time. I stabilize wood for pen blanks and knife handles. I also stabilize some porous rock (like turquoise) for jewelry. I have always received quick and accurate shipments.
Carl
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I was extremely pleased with rapid service I received from Turn Tex woods. My order was delivered ahead of what I expected. I also have enjoyed the videos on their site and have found them extremely helpful!
robert
auburn alabama
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Fast delivery as expected. Looking forward to working with cactus Juice for the first time will report back.
Brent
Utah
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I am new to "stabilizing" I cannot truly evaluate your product. It seems to work as described though, with my total of two attempts. I hope to use your products on some bowls but am unsure how to get bowls into a vacuum chamber. I think there are some vacuum bags out there for this purpose but i am not sure where. I was very pleased with your shipping! Much faster than pen parts companies. Overall your company gets an A , and your products a hold for now
Tom Megoe
Eastaboga, Al
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Curtis is always a pleasure to do business with.
Wane
Minnesota
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The customer service I have received from TurnTex is beyond excellent. I have had orders ship the same day and anytime I have needed help or advice I have gotten it from Curtis. This is the only place for your stabilization products.
Rob Croom
TN
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Finally found a convenient place to order cactus juice. What a pleasant surprise! Fast and friendly service. Great website support. Thank you!
Joe Emmert
Bastrop TX
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I purchased a 10" tall 6" diameter chamber along with half gallon of Cactus Juice. Having never done this before I figured I start with the basics and work my way up. I have yet to use the device but it appears to be very well made and durable for what it is designed to do. When I figured out Turn-Tex was only about 35 miles south of where I work M - F, I arranged to drive down and pick it up from Curtis so I could meet him and avoid shipping costs in the process. You could easily say Turn-Tex is "back and beyond". I did finally find it though my Nav package on my car only got me close. Met the two BIG dogs, and the employee as well as Curtis quite an adventure. I'll admit back in August when I first ordered the chamber I did not recognize the significance of the height of the chamber, back then I knew very little, not that I know a lot more now except I think even in ignorance I made a good choice of size versus needs; remember everything you cure in the chamber still has to be baked in an oven of some type the suggested toaster oven doesn't have an over abundance of capacity. So the 10" tall default is a good fit for me at this time. When I finally get set up and actually use the chamber I'm looking forward to the results!
Dave Roush
Central Texas (5 hills area)
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Great stuff, works well, I will be buying a lot more.
Karl
Montreal Canada
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I am very satisfied with the service you provide. It's a great product for my uses and the shipping was very fast. Thank you for another enjoyable experience. jim
Jim Schrand
Ohio
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Turn Tex service is always very quick. The order is placed and shipped the same day! Greast turn around!
Keith Byrd
Michigan
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I am highly satisfied with the products and service I have received from Turntex.\r\n
James Tull
madera Ca
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I HAVE BEEN USING CACTUS JUICE & DYE FOR MORE THAN A YEAR, AND HAVE BEEN COMPLETELY SATISFIED WITH TURN TEX PRODUCTS, SHIPPING IS ALWAYS FAST. I WOULD RECOMMEND TURN TEX TO ANYONE WHO IS IN THE BUSINESS.
ROY LEDFORD
HIAWASSEE GA
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Received my order very quickly considering it had to travel such a long distance. Great product, will defiantly ordering more very soon.
Davie crawfird
Northern iteland
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Ordered the Juice on Thursday and had it in hand on Saturday. Now that is what I call excellent service. \r\nThe item was well and properly packed and arrived in great shape.\r\n\r\nA real pleasure doing business with you.\r\n\r\n
Sandy Moore
Parkersburg, WV
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I was on Curtis' site years ago looking for a stabilization chamber back when he used to make the acrylic chambers. Well, life happened and took me away from my shop focus for a season. I was thrilled whenever I returned to the site to discover Curtis was offering a cylindrical Juice Proof chamber. I love my 4" chamber, it is a very durable, quality, well made chamber. Just to hold it in hand- speaks of design excellence, durability and of a craftsman that pays attention to detail. Afterwards, the interior cleans up nicely with a mild soap and water. Pleased! is the only word. On another note, I have always found Curtis to be very helpful and willing to resolve any issues should any arise. He's even given me some pointers regarding vacuum pumps. If you are debating on purchasing a chamber, "Trust me you will be glad that you did". Chris Eastern NC quackycalls.com
Chris Harrell
Eastern NC
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I Am Very Pleased with the cactus Juice and service\r\nhas been great. Very fast shipping. Thank You
Bill Chamberlain
Walla Walla WA
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TurnTex is hands down the most Customer friendly company I've used since I got into Casting. Curtis (Owner) is one of nicest most helpful person I've meet. I would highly recommend them for all your casting and any other needs you may have. I'm going to be a life long customer and if you give them a shot you will be too. Thanks TurnTex.
Anthony Cartledge
Georgia
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Curtis, you should be teaching a class on Customer Service at the University of Texas\r\n\r\n
Larry Pickering
Laplace LA
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Thanks Curtis Nice to do business with a small company that cares about its customers and provides great customer service. I have to laugh at myself. The Holidays are here! My first order was a gallon of Cactus Juice and all six dyes, knowing full well I probably wouldn’t be doing any stabilizing until after the holidays. Received notification my order had been shipped (USPS Priority) the next business day, and received it two days later! It wasn’t opened as I knew I wasn’t set up yet. A few days later I received another shipping notification (also USPS Priority). I thought it must be a mix-up or double order. Quickly went and checked the packing slip and box to find the Yellow dye had been back ordered. No worries! Looking forward to this project! Thanks again Sincerely L.E. Ross
L.E. Ross
Northern California
Date: 0000-00-00

I cant imagine going thru all the bad weather and flooding Curtis has had to endure and still be able to finish his orders and get them out. I receive my order and everything arrived in perfect shape. Workman ship on the chamber is great. Good job Curtis. Watch the weather.\r\n\r\nThanks Eddie
Eddie Slone
Winchester Ky
Date: 0000-00-00

If Ya want the best service and 100% support above and beyond, You can not beat TurnTex, Trust me on that! Thanx to Curtis Kenny
Kenneth Frisbie III
Tallahassee, Fl
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Excellent customer service and very speedy delivery! The product is awesome and I can't say enough about it!!
Franco
Vancouver B.C. Canada
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I had been researching stabilizing my own blanks. After making up my mind if I really wanted invest time and money into this hobby I ordered a gallon of Cactus Juice from Curtis and a couple of bottles of dye. I was happily surprised on the fast shipping and how easy the process actually is. I am still learning the correct dye ratios for the desired outcome but I expect that. Overall very happy about my decision to take this up.
William Fletcher
Champaign, IL
Date: 0000-00-00

Everything was great. Second order of cactus juice, and stabilizing everything in sight. Product is great, service is great.
greg cutuli
plant city, fl
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I decided I needed to add a new twist to some of my products so I started to read online about stabilizing and Resin Casting. It didn't take long for me to come across the names Curtis O. Seebeck and Cactus Juice. I am not one to jump on any "bandwagon", in fact, I will often go out of my way to avoid a "Bandwagon" This time I jump on board and am I ever glad I did. This outfit is the real deal. If there is any other product out there that is as good as CJ, I still don't know what it is, and I don't care. The BIG stand out for me though is the man behind the product. Curtis has customer care down to a tee. That in and of itself will keep on board as a customer. Follow his directions, and you CAN'T GO WRONG, period. Great Product, and a Great Company to do business with. Two Tracks Bow & Wool made a good choice in dealing with TurnTex and Curtis O. Seebeck. Thank You, C. A Deshler
Charles A Deshler- Two Tracks Bow and Wool
Mid Michigan
Date: 0000-00-00

Perfect service, fast shipping\r\nthanks\r\njürgen
Kramer Jürgen
Austria
Date: 0000-00-00

Great product, allows punkie woods to be used that otherwise would be to soft to turn. Also great service and fast order shipment. Keep up the good work.
William Wilkins
Eastville, Va
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I've been using this product for over a year and have always been happy with the product and the customer service that Curtis gives personally. I absolutely have no desire to try any other product for stabilizing wood.
Rich VanBeek
Kalkaska Michigan
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Cactus juice is some great stuff.works very well. My first time using it. Very simple to use and cures fast. You can stabilize cure, then use all in one day.
Terry Wright
Harrisburg AR.
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