Customer Comments

Cactus Juice

I have owned and operated a small wood studio from my home for twenty years. A recent project for a family member got me interested in stabilized wood for the job. I did some shopping around for already stabilized blocks and was surprised at the cost, $65.00 or better for pieces large enough for my job. Naturally, my next step was to figure out how to do it myself. I learned everything I needed to know from the TurnTex web site. It was without doubt more feasible for me to set up and stabilize my own wood. I just purchased my second gallon, my next order will be the buy 3 get one free. I am blown away with the results from this product. Alumilite dyes create beautiful color and mix with Cactus Juice extremely well. What a great and easy product to use. I really am the toughest critic of my own work as I'm sure most people are, but this product takes my work to a whole new place. My product is roughed in on a benchtop cnc and then finished by hand. There are things to consider like feeds and speeds for tooling a stabilized piece. Once you figure that out, the results are incredible. I haven't had any problems but i assume seller feedback would be great! Ships fast! I'm hooked!

Dave Rosignol
Huntsville Alabama
Date: 2016-02-16

Unbelievable service and support

I had been using some of my local suppliers, but decided to give TurnTex a try.  Ordered on Wednesday, at the door Friday -

No need to loose shop time driving to the locals when you can get dependable door to door service.  And the follow-up support call to Curtis answered all my questions and resulted in the immediate resolution to my difficulties.  He has such an enormous amount of hands on experience and information -- and so willing to share -- he is the GURU of casting.  Thanks again.

San Dimas, CA
Date: 2016-02-15

Cactus Juice to UK

Very helpful people providing a great service. Your participation on the Facebook group is really appreciated.

Two gallons of CJ arrived in the UK in under a week from ordering.

No problems with Customs,  (except they were typically slow)

Jim Shorrock
Date: 2016-02-15

Awesome service

Thanks for your speedy delivery. We use Cactus Juice to stabilize all our knife scales and love the end product. 

Glenn at Bladecrafter Knives
Date: 2016-02-15

Great Resin

Cactus Juice is the absolute way to go to stabilize wood.  

S Therrien
Winchester, Va
Date: 2016-02-15

TurnTex products

Curtis ,  I would like to say I'm very pleased with the quick response time that you have given. along with taking the time  out of your busy schedule to talk with me on the phone. your page is very informative, I have spent hrs. browsing thru it. Most importantly, your time is important to your business,  but you take whatever time is needed to help your customers.  You have helped me by explaining ''what to do'' or what not to do. . I have only been stabilizing wood for a short time now, and only small quantities. I am very pleased with the products that I have used. when I get my knife shop moved into my larger building, I will be stabilizing on a larger scale. I will continue to use TurnTex for all my needs.  Curtis , you are one of a very small group of companies that will take time for your customers, most will say '' well there's your answer- have a good day '' Not you, you ask  do you have any other questions or is there anything else I can explain to you. For myself, that is greatly appreciated. Thank you. Marty Heisey

Marty Heisey
Dunlap, Tenn.
Date: 2016-02-15

Continued care

Every time I order anything, or need assistance in any way, I get complete professional service and premiere quality products. I need my equipment and supplies to be the best available so I can provide the best product I can produce. In the years of buying from Turntex I have got nothing but the best in everything they deliver. I am a lifelong customer and from all the times talking with Curtis, I consider him to be a valued friend. 

Tom Walter
Date: 2016-02-15


could not have been more happy with my stabilizing unit. a great value for the money.

Lee Kaspy
Denver PA
Date: 2016-02-15

Fast Shipping

Placed my order and had it shipped ground ups to Ohio. I received it within 5 business days. The package came in perfect shape and sooner than i thought. If you have any problems stabilizing, you will not beat their service and expertise.


Darrin Bohn
Zanesville, ohio
Date: 2016-02-15

Good products and an honest businessman

I enjoy purchasing from you. You always keep me updated as to when my purchases will ship The only problem I had was my new chamber didn't have the pressure plate with it but I still had the one from my other chamber have been using that one.

My Note:  I am so sorry that was missed with your order.  We seldom miss anything like this.  I will get one in the mail to you ASAP

Garth Hansen
Tucson, Az
Date: 2016-02-14

great service

great service, great product, great end result. thank you.

i really enjoy using the cactus juice.

dan metzler
Date: 2016-02-14

Curtis is awesome

Curtis is awesome to work with, his passion in what he does and the fact that he helps others in their search for that perfect blank or whatever they are doing is something that can only be found in a small business.  Thanks Curtis and keep on stabilizing :)

Demas woodshop
Eagan Minnesota
Date: 2016-02-13

Excellent service and communication. This is my first experience with using cactus juice and so far I am very impressed with the product.
J Clark
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Not my first order and certainly won't be my last. Packing is top notch and shipping very fast. Everything arrived in excellent shape. Nothing was banged up in shipping. Thanks Curtis
Eddie Slone
Winchester Ky
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Great deler very good fast shipping
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I've been using Cactus Juice for about a year and have been very pleased with the results. It penetrates the wood extremely well and makes for a solid, stable, easy to turn blank. I'm also using the vacuum chamber made by Turntex and it's proven to be an efficient way to stabilize the wood. Curtis has been very helpful with the many questions I've had for him. His knowledge of his products and the techniques needed to maximize the results has been invaluable. If you want to know anything about stabilizing wood, he's definitely the go-to guy. He also gets your order shipped out quickly. I've had a 2 day turnaround on the orders I've placed. I combine the stabilized wood with resins to create some fairly elaborate sculptures and they would be much more difficult to accomplish without his guidance and understanding of the process.
Alan Carter
Asheville, NC
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I'm a return customer to TurnTex for good reason. The people at TurnTex take care of their customers with quick service, fair pricing, and quality products. Cactus Juice really works!
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I have ordered both stabilizer and resin. I am very impressed with both. I had a small leak with the first order so I called them. They more than satisfied me with the way it was handled. Turntex is a pleasure to do business with. Prices are great. They are my supplier for as long as they will have me. Terry.
Terry Wright
Harrisburg AR.
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I bought a jug of juice and ordered a vacuum chamber. The jug of juice came right away and is waiting for the remainder of the order. It's like waiting for Christmas morning to get here!
Harold Hurt
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Always had good results with Cactus Juice.
William Behnke
Kingsley, MI
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Awesome stuff. Easy to use and work right the first time. Had some extremely spalted maple that was flaking apart with a fingernail, after a long soak, turned out some really nice pens.
Andrew Kennedy
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There is no possible way to make my experience with Turn Tex WoodWorks any better.\r\nthere is not a better vacuum chamber anywhere to be found. if your looking to get started stabilizing your own wood, Turn Tex is the place to go.\r\nthe only thing comparable to the product is the product support.\r\nI am 110% completely satisfied with my purchase from Turn Tex Woodworks.
Alan Bargerstock
Taylor, mi
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Excellent customer service and a outstanding product. The quality of all materials used for the stabilization chamber and the build quality are excellent. The system is simple to use and produces excellent results. I would highly recommend.
Nik Jones
United Kingdom
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Got my of Cactus Juice just after New Years. Very prompt shipping. Have already stabilized several pen blanks. Very good product. Works just like in the videos.\r\nI will be ordering some Alumilte for casting for you in the near future\r\n\r\n\r\n
Noel Barrett
Auburn Washington
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Simply a wonderful experience as usual Curtis. My orders always arrive on time and in great condition. I simply have absolutely nothing to state. Keep it up buddy. Mark
Mark Seymour
Palm Bay, Fl
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I made my first order and have been very pleased with the fast shipping and great communication I have gotten from Turn Tex Woodworks. The Cactus Juice is a great product and I am sure I will be ordering more in the future.
Ken Schuler
Shenandoah Valley of Virginia
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I have ordered cactus juice a few times and aluminite and dyed as well have called a few times with questions about product and always got prompt attention service always on time and on point thanks guys mike
Mike galloway
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I've purchased stabilized wood in the past for knife handles and fly tying bobbins. Decided to try and do this myself and so far the juice is working great. Definitely a learning process with the various woods, vacuum system and oven temp and time based on your individual equipment. Each time I start the chamber is a new venture as the wood varies. Definitely a satisfying feeling to create your own stabilized wood.
Gerry Zingg
Madison, WI
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This is my third order from TurnTex. I really appreciate the very fast delivery, I think it only took four days from my order to the delivery. The product works as directed and the help provided is invaluable.
David Yocom
Everett, WA
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Great product, outstanding workmanship and service. Need more juice
Stefan Kaiser
Bothell, WA
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Been using Cactus juice for several years now, gong through over 15 gallons. It's the best product I found for stabilizing wood. Not toxic, does not hurt vacuum pump, can take time on long soaks before hardening it. Accepts dye well. Good finished product takes nice shine. Can be done without fancy equipment. Good reliable personal service
Miles Martin
Nenana Alaska
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It is a pleasure buying here for I get prompt and accurate service. I do enjoy the tutorials andhelp provided.\r\n\r\ni
Robert Ebersole
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Bonjour,\r\n\r\nMerci beaucoup, reçu le produit rapidement.\r\n\r\nBruno
Bruno Humbert
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I just placed my order and started reading testimonials looking for an unhappy customer, couldn't find any. way way to go, Curtis,the world needs more people like you.
jerry king
galion ohio
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I recently received my vacuum chamber and gallon of Cactus Juice from Curtis. I must say the quality of the chamber is first rate. Very nice! Communication with Curtis was also first class. He was very helpful and went out of his way to help with a problem I was having, which I really appreciated. The wait for the product was definitely worth it. I'm glad I went with him instead of some large company or warehouse operation that uses a soup pot! It is also very helpful to see through the vacuum chamber. It's cool to see whats happening in there.
Lewis Schrader
Columbus Ohio
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Cactus juice works great for stabilizing spalted and even some non non spalted woods. \r\nCurtis is great about answering phone calls and dealing with unusual applications .\r\na great resource.
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I tried cheaper chambers but at the end of the day Turn Tex is far superior and the end product is much more stable. I work a lot with Snakewood that can be finicky and crack. With Curtis' guidance I have been very successful in stabilizing and casting.
charles graham
gulfport ms
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We purchase a 30 x6 tank with all the gauges attached. Pretty much just a plug and use. Followed the directions to the letter and ran 4 batches of bovine bone Polynesian fishhooks and antler points. They absorbed 1/2 gallon of Cactus Juice. No problems at all. One benefit is the fishhooks took on a nice soft golden patina very much looking like ivory. Used the oven thermometer and had to adjust the oven temp several times due to 11 degree temp in garage. Would have thought the vacuum pump was burning up but Curtis warned in the instructions that they run hot. Camel bone scales sucked up more Cactus juice by weight than anything else. This a great system and beautifully engineered. I give it a five star rating. Best Buy Ever!!!
Redmond. OR
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Order was shipped the same day. So good service and looking forward to using the product.\r\n
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Fast shipping, great stabilizing resin. This company provides excellent tutorials and instructions.
Memphis, TN
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Not only is the Cactus Juice an excellent and long lasting product , shipping is fast, the product comes in a well packed system. Plus if you are part of the Facebook community Wood Stabilizing Curtis is often offering suggestion, tips and musing. Where else can a consumer go to get such all around excellent service plus relationship?
Roy Sanders
Platte City, Missouri
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Well packaged items arrived promptly and on schedule. Thank you.
Douglas M.
So. California
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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!
N. Mississippi
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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
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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.
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fast service, great product, easy to use
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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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