Customer Comments

So far all of my dealings with Turntex have been very satisfactory. The cactus juice product and dyes work just like they are supposed to. Stabilizing various woods has added a whole new dimension to my knife making. The results have been stunning and my customers are amazed at the incredible way the colors bring out the characteristics of the wood grains. I couldn't be more satisfied. Thanks Curtis for showing me the way with your tutorials. Sincerely, Alan Tollefson
Alan Tollefson (\
Montrose, Colorado
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Very knowledgeable ... Received my chamber within the week of ordering. Will buy my Cactus Juice from him ...
Gerry Stover
Culloden WV
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I needed advice and a part. Part went out same day and the advice was immediate. I can't speak higher of Curtis and his co-workers. From day one just top of the line products and services. The shipping is a fast as you can expect and the product knowledge is exceptional. I am a lifelong customer. Thanks.
Thomas Walter
Central East Florida
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We have been using Cactus Juice and Curtis' chamber for 3 years now. His service is absolutely fantastic. His warranty can't be beat. Last but not least he is a man of his word. That beats any written crap that you get from some sites. Follow instruction and get perfect results every time. Jack Chaney Coos Custom Calls Coos Bay, Oregon
Coos Custom Calls
Coos Bay, Oregon
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I have a 14 x 4 vacuum chamber which I have used to stabilize pen blanks and bangle blanks. I'm very happy with the results obtained by following the directions supplied on the website. I wrap the parts in aluminum foil for the baking operation, and allow them to cool slowly, lending good results. In summary, good product, good service. I will continue to be a customer
Bill Jones
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Greetings fellow wood workers! I purchased a gallon of Cactus Juice, shipped quickly and packaged safely. It took me longer than I thought to fabricate my vacuum chamber, but once that was done I followed the directions and treated enough wood for 8 folding cribbage boards (16 pieces of 1x3x12). I used a variety of hardwoods. One of the types of wood I used is myrtle, I had two pieces in particular that I really liked because the knots and grain lines are beautiful. It also had lots of cracks as large as .03 wide. Once they were treated and I started to make cuts into the same areas where the cracks were located I was impressed at how the Cactus Juice filled the cracks and I was able to machine the features without issues. The only problem I had was with the Purple Heart wood, the Cactus Juice never set. If I remember correctly TurnTex warns about Purple Heart wood and I completely forgot that. I consider that to be "operator error" on my behalf. Purple Heart has silica and I think it doesn't allow the Cactus Juice to properly cure. I also am in the process of making cue sticks, I have about 20 blanks turned and ready for the vacuum chamber. I will be coming back to post the results of this work, I have not applied any finishes yet but I do look forward to that step!
Darryl Dawson
Fremont CA
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I have used Cactus Juice for about a year now, using it to solidify wood for turning on my Rose Engine machine.\r\nThis allows me to use woods that would have fuzzy cut edges, or otherwise not take the details of this kind of work.\r\nThe owner of Turn Tex Woodworks TAKES CARE OF BUSINESS CORRECTLY. When I made my first order, his wife had just been admitted to the Hospital, and he notified me that my order would take a few days longer to get out. No way Jose, he had an employee get it right out to me. They will ship to Hawaii by USPS, instead of FEDEX or UPS which saves me a lot of cash, and is appreciated.\r\nBTW, the product works exactly as described and is a good buy.\r\nAloha\r\n
Douglas Leote
Hilo, Hawaii
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We love Curtis and Turntex and Cactus Juice. Great people and products!
Susan Curington
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Juice proof vacuum chamber works amazingly and makes life a lot simpler. As usual cactus juice kicks a**! All my questions are answered anytime I have them and that means I'm a long term customer! Cheers
Brad J
Victoria, Canada
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Curtis offers an excellent product and offers free advice on how to use it. No problems at all.
Jax, Fl
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Great products and super service!\r\n\r\nLarry
Prairie Game Calls
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I bought some cactus juice to try on my knife scales and so far it works well I was pleased with the results.
Dale Wakeman
Oviedo FL
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Prompt shipping. Well packaged. Great product.
Nelson Custom Cues
Roches point, Ontario; Canada
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As a gunsmith, I have used the Cactus Juice for handgun stocks and knife handles with amazing results! I have not found a better product in 50 years of gun work. It's so simple to use on small projects using a brake bleeder for vacuum, toaster oven to cure, Mason jar with the vac tube cemented in the lid,that's it and the wood is sealed all for about $30! None better, I can assure you of that.
Gary Bryant
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I have been using Cactus Juice and one of Curtis' 4 inch chambers for several years now. When I heard that he had a new 6 inch chamber, I had to have one. The new chamber is everything I expected it to be and more, while the 4 inch chamber works great it limited me on the size of the blocks I could stabilize. With the 6 inch chamber I am able to stabilize larger blocks and more at one time. Being a custom knifemaker a large part of the decision process for customers is the handle material they choose for their piece, having a good assortment of stabilized blocks on hand gives them plenty of options to choose from, making my job a lot easier.
Ross Tyser
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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Bought Cactus Juice to stabilize spalted maple for pen blanks. Worked as advertised. \r\n\r\nCurtis is an honest vendor. I was impressed that he refunded the difference between estimated and actual shipping charges, even though it was a small amount.
Larry R
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Ordered and have used Cactus Juice Resin with great success. Product is well priced, the service was top notch and the videos provided provide enough information to learn how to use the item. I have no complaints at all.
Dan Hood (BIGDH2000)
Canton, Georgia
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Great product and greater customer support
David H
Holland NY
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Turntex products are among the best on the market today reasonably priced with professional results and easy to use I would recommend to anyone who wants to try stablizing and or dying their own wood
Dale Allgier
Salt lake city utah
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This is a very fine company offering only the highest quality in woods. The service is great and shipping is very prompt! I've ordered a number of times over the years and am very pleased! Dean
dean robertson
Seattle Washington
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Thank You
Richard Gilbert
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I've probably purchased somewhere around 40 gallons of Cactus Juice in the last 2 years or so. Or something close to that, anyway. I had a bit of a learning curve at first (I'm doing pretty large batches, 4-5 gallons of CJ per batch) and a few set-backs at first. However, after getting my set-up tweaked and being coached by Curtis, things started humming right along. I consider Curtis and Cactus Juice a Godsend. They allow me to produce the best products I can. I highly recommend both the product and the producer.
Durwin Enterprises LLC
Harper Woods MI
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After building my own vacuum stabilizing rig, and a pressure infusing chamber, I was only partly satisfied with home-made concoctions. Minwax wood hardener was horrible. Acrylic dissolved in methyl ethyl ketone worked reasonably well, but had so-so penetration, and the solvent was pretty nasty. A friend told me about cactus juice, and I thought "heck, why not...". Best thing I ever did. From hardwoods to soft spalted woods, this stuff works wonderfully. Penetration is awesome, and the relatively low temp curing is easy to do. Cactus juice is the only thing I'm using to stabilize woods from now on.
Eric Dobratz
Orange County, CA
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The main reason I brought the product Cactus-Juice was all the positive feedback I read on the net, I did try to purchase different brands but no-one would post it to Australia,I dealt Curtis he sent a lot of information before posting, answering every question I asked .The only problem I had was the price of overseas postage, (no fault of Turn-Tex).I have been using the Cactus-Juice for a year now. I've only told other wood workers about it in a positive light, Many thanks Don
Don Neil
Perth Australia
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I love your product! I use it on all my knife handle material. Quick to arrive and easy to use thank you so much!
Vaden Forge
Monterey Bay, CA
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Turn Tex Woodworks provide high quality vacuum chambers, stabilizer resin and supplies, along with excellent instructions and online video helps. If that is not enough, they also can be reached by phone for any other questions you might have about their fine products. I have used their product line to stabilize all material that need that process before turning. I appreciate all their help and support to me as a pen turner and the excellent results their products give to my turnings. Greatly appreciated, Joanna White
Joanna White
Manchester, MI
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I have bought and used cactus juice and was very satisfied with the results.I will buy more at a later date.
freddie haire
sunray texas 79086
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This product is easy to use and produces a stable piece of wood that turns well. I am still listing new and exciting ideas to try and will soon start my experimentation .
Tom edwards
Sandiego ca.
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I purchased some Cactus Juice to try stabilizing wood after viewing You-Tube videos. I build my own vacumm chamber, and following the directions, was able to stabilize, both with and with dye, several pieces of wood. Once cured, this wood turned well on my lathe. I have not used any other stabilizing product, but the Cactus Juice worked so well that I probably never will. Delivery was quick and easy. I can heartily recommend Cactus Juice as a great stabilizing product.
Madison, AL
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I wanted to purchase some CA glue, and had some issues locating where I had purchased it last time. I had some circumstances keep me from my workshop, and it was approx 5 years before getting back at it. Well, I did some looking around, and after a long period of surfing the web, and contacts,, I was told you purchased that part of the business from the person I used to get it from,, anyway,, long story short, you had the CA that I always used and liked, and it arrived on my door step approx 3 days after purchase,,, I keep your info handy for the next order. Love the product, and it is well worth the price.. Thank you.
Randy Clapper
Fruitport, Michigan
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I've found Turn Tex products to be of high quality that have worked very well when used as directed. I expect to use much more as time goes by. My number one choice !
Phil Ernest
Whittier, CA.
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Great product and always a pleasure to business with !
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I purchased the cactus juice to stabilize some soft wood that I had.I do not have a vacuum pot like Curtis sells mine is a converted paint pot. Once I decided on how to best use my pot with the product I must say it worked great. All the pieces I used it on came out completely saturated and cured just as advertised. If you have any soft woods that cannot be used all you need to do is order the Cactus Juice and the wood becomes good as new.
Mike Taylor
Nashville, TN
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I have used Cactus Juice for several years and love it. No problems. No smell, easy clean-up and storage.\r\nCustomer service has always been excellent. Curtis has always been helpful. He always takes the time to listen to and answer any questions I have thrown his way. No better product and no better customer service anywhere! \r\n
Tony Lilley
Southern Missouri
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My dealings with Turn Tex have been most satisfactory. Cactus Juice is an excellent product and the service has always been very prompt. I recommend Cactus Juice as the stabilizing agent of choice in the classes I teach.
Michael Meredith
Lake Oswego, OR
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Been using cactus juice for over two years now. Love the stuff. Easy to use and does what it says on the bottle. Curtis has been a great help with Q&As. Will be making my next batch order soon.
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I have not tested the cactus juice yet because i have to build my vacuum chamber but the delivery is very fast and secure from USA to FRANCE by USPS. European customer you can buy without fear. Les petits Français vous pouvez acheter sans crainte, c'est rapide et bien emballé. Jean-Marc
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As always, fast service and plenty of great advice.
Jim Burr
Reno, NV
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I find your product Cactus Juice excellent. By that I mean very easy to use. Consistent in the out come each time I use it. I do not do a lot of stabilizing yet, I got started watching a YouTube video and the presenter recommended the Cactus Juice. \r\nI bought a small amount and learned to build my own vacuum chamber. Then I bought my first gallon. \r\nWhen I ordered this shipment you were on vacation and your staff accidentally spilled a bunch. So the order was later than promised. I appreciated your transparent approach to letting me know the circumstance. Within your updated estimate. I am happy to support undefended, honest suppliers like you. Thanks Roy
Roy Sanders
Platte city Missouri
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Great product. Been using it for over a year now and love it. If I have every had any questions Curtis has been more than happy to answer them. Great company to deal with
Randy Gill
Azle Tx
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Great Products and Service! Will purchase from this company again!
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I placed my first order after talking with Curtis on the phone. He was incredibly helpful in helping me set up my first stabilizing setup. The Cactus Juice was extremely easy to use and the results on my first batch of sweet Magnolia burl were STUNNING. Thank you again Curtis and you can look forward to more orders from me. I nearly forgot, aside from the excellent customer service, the turnaround and shipping times are lightning fast.
Mark Roe
North Idaho
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I began stabilizing my own products about 2 years ago. I have tried other products but keep coming back to Cactus Juice. \r\n\r\nThe first thing you notice is the quick shipping that comes from Turn Tex, I mean that day or the next at the latest. \r\n\r\nThis product takes dye easily, and sets up as the directions say. I always soak it overnight just to be sure I get the penetration I want and I heat it for an extra hour. Doing this I get no mistakes and doing this I get a solid piece that buffs up beautifully. \r\n\r\nTech support is awesome also.
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As always, great product, great service!! Can't go wrong with Curtis!!! I am on my 8th gallon of Cactus juice. It does as good of a job as the same stuff the "Pros" use. Better than a few, doesn't stink to high heaven and always fully cures.
High Point
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Love the juice ship time was good. Can't wait to use the dyes
Ed fancon
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Ordered this product after epic fail of homemade vacuum, this vacuum is excellent workmanship and also comes with excellent customer service.\r\n\r\nThanks very much,\r\nCharles
Charles Lloyd
Chiefland Florida
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I have had wonderful results with cactus juice. Does the job it supposed to. What more can you ask for. And customer service is wonderful. I created a problem that was my own fault. But Curtis went far beyond what most companys would have. He didn't have to do anything. And that counts a lot to me. the customer service is why I will always come back. And hey the product is great to. Yall can't go wrong here.
Shane Bowlin
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Yet another great transaction. I expect a good professional exchange every time and Curtis never fails to meet expectations. I am a lifelong customer and will always recommend Turntex to my friends and family. They are truly the best In the business.
Tom Walter
Central Florida
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Very pleased with first stabalized knife blanks.
Robert Wright
Hernando, Mississippi
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