Customer Comments

Great product Easy clean up
Mac Bourque
Ville Platte, LA
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Curtis has been VERY patient with me as a new customer. He has provided guidance on a number of issues. The true value in doing business with Turn Tex is Curtis' NO CHARGE expertise.
charles graham
Gulfport MS
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order was filled quickly, order status posted in a timely manner. 8)would definitely buy from this soutce again.
voodoodoc
kentucky
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14 inch chamber with all goodies works great and ran 2 batches of 12 pen blanks/run and used all of my 32 oz bottle. Just ordered more "Juice" and all works as advertised and Curtis has excellent customer support. Be patient because I hear it usually takes up to 12 months to have a Lamborghini built and this is the Lamborghini of stabilizing equipment. Thanks again Curtis :)
Bill Lydie
Lewiston, Idaho
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Thanx for your help . Cactus juice was just what I needed to finish my latest project. easy to use and excellent results. fast shipping and great customer service :D I'll be back when I need a refill.
Mike B.
Joshua Tree
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I am newbie to the art of vacuum stabilizing wood for pen turning. The equipment and stabilizing resin I purchased from TurnTex made for a very short learning curve [and that was a big plus]. By following the TurnTex video tutorial I was able to make perfect, stabilized wood blanks for my pens with my first batch. The vacuum chamber and resin was surprisingly easy to use. I recommend the TurnTex vacuum chamber and resin products 100%. Thank you, Mr. Seebeck for your support, help and encouragement. Chris Mallory Fair Oaks, CA
Chris Mallory
Fair Oaks, Ca
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I think you have great products and I will order again Thanks John
John Hearn
canada
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I purchased a small pen chamber and CJ from Curtis and it arrived in great packaged shape. The fit and finish on the chamber is very professional. Followed Curtis's video on YouTube to color stabilize some spalted punky sycamore which turned out great in craft supplies aero pens. I would recommend chamber and process to anyone.
Bill Tichenor
Greenwood, Indiana
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I ordered a quart of CJ and while waiting on delivery I built a small vacuum chamber(since ordered one of the Juice Proof chambers). Once the CJ arrived I added my dried scales and began. Following the directions from this site carefully. Baked as directed. Perfect end results the first time! It is refreshing to receive a product that works as advertised! Buying stabilized wood is not what I like to do as I am very selective as to what I use on my knives when using real woods. This will allow me to pick my wood and stabilize it in house. Will order more for sure. Thanks for a great product!
Jimmy Chrisawn - JK Custom Knives
Rock Springs, Wyoming
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I put my order in for a vacuum chamber some time ago. I knew then that there would be a wait and I was in no rush. It did take me quite a while to actually get my chamber, but Curtis kept me informed of each delay and its reason, and offered to prioritize his customers based on their urgency. As I was still in no particular rush I let him get to me when he got to me. I ended up with a later edition of the chamber than I had originally ordered but based on Curtis' offer. All in all, despite the delay I would strongly encourage anyone sitting on the fence to consider doing business with this gent. His products are top notch and his guarantee is quite simply as good a guarantee as you can get. Full Stop.
Mike
Greenwood, Nova Scotia
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I purchased the pen vacuum chamber and cactus juice from Curtis. Followed his directions and was able to successfully stabilize some beautiful wood on the first try. I turned them into Christmas gifts which everyone loved. Curtis built a chamber with American ingenuity and quality - MADE IN AMERICA!!! Thanks for a great product Curtis. Jim Recourt
Jim Recourt
San Diego, Ca
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Couldn't be happier with the service I received from Curtis. Prompt delivery. Pleasant to talk with.
Curt Stivison
Ohio
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My order of Cactus Juice and dye was processed the following day and sent to me. Your quick processing is appreciated. I am looking forward to my next order and understand the manufacturing delay. :)
Ivon
Oregon
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Curtis, Everything arrived promptly. Thanks for the great service. I am looking forward to getting started. I can't start using it until a couple of months due to my shop temperature. Looking forward to experimenting with some of my flute tone controls, some flutes & knife scales. I have been impregnating my flutes for 15 years with lacquer and I am looking forward to trying the Cactus juice. I know it will be an improvement. I have to get a gas oven and install it in the shop. Flutes are to large for toaster oven. I have some chittam wood burl with red specks in it that I am looking forward to stabilizing also. I will send photos when I get started. I learned about the impregnation system while working on the NASA Space Program. They developed this system many years ago using a similar material that was not water soluble & had to be cured by radiation, many years ago to impregnate electrical transformers. I put my system together based on that & my chamber uses vacuum & pressure. I was happy to hear this material is now available in small quantities. I could never afford a 55 gal drum or the material. Thanks Jim
James Gilliland
Madison, Alabama
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Curtis is the man! The most helpful person I have come across in a long long time. He goes out of his way to help others in any way he can. I am proud to call him my friend. I recommend cactus juice and his chambers to any do it your selfer or professional for optimal results in stabilizing. I also recommend his knife scales! No one does a better job.
Garett Finney
California
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All, if you have not bought from TTW, then it is your loss! Customer care is what brought me to order a Production Chamber. The time and detailed information is 2nd to none, ether on the web, e-mail or in person, Curtis will not let you leave without being satisfied and informed. I went to his shop by invitation, once my chamber was completed, and I was very pleased with the chamber and his wiliness to answer my questions and make sure my used vacuum pump, bought with his helpful information I found on his website, would be sufficient, it was. Curtis was very concerned that I was 100 percent satisfied with the ordered chamber, that he was willing to trade up to one of a different style chamber with no cost. This type of Customer Service is hard to find. I left with more than I had ordered and cannot say enough about his "Policies and Industry Leading Guarantee", except this kind of service and care is what America was built on, by our founders. The chamber has worked without any issues, and I use his Cactus Juice Stabilizing Resin, which works fantastic on porous material. Stabilizing with Cactus Juice turned my soft, wood material into beautiful, usable blanks comparable to any professionally stabilized blanks. I have stoped throwing away those unusable blanks and just use Cactus Juice on all my wood after drying! Can you spell: REPEAT CUSTOMER.:):):):) Thanks Curtis, looking forward to a long and SATISFYING business relationship!:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
Richard Ray
San Antonio, TX
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I am a knife maker and like many knife makers, I wanted to do all processes of making a knife myself. After about 10 years of trying to stabilize my handle material and never being satisfied, I found Curtis and his website. I knew instantly this was what I was looking for so I ordered a chamber and some cactus juice and made arrangements to meet Curtis and ask a lot of questions. I found him to be both very friendly and knowledgeable and very free with all information and many tips as to what you should do or not do. I spent two hours with him and it seemed like a few minutes. I am still in the process of getting my vacuum pump, so I haven`t used the chamber or juice yet, but I have absolutely no doubt both will perform exactly as they should. I will be a longtime repeat customer and will refer him to anyone I know who is in need of this chamber or stabilizing solution. Thanks Curtis . Larry Doyle
Larry Doyle
Austin Texas
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I bought a tomahawk handle from Turntex who stated it was a very unique piece.. Well, they were wrong.... It is better than that..... This is by far the best handle I have ever bought [img]http://i766.photobucket.com/albums/xx309/dmakkos/IMG_2307_zpse85c3c79.jpg[/img] As you can see, this curly maple is OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for the great support as they were incredible on the call. they answered every question and worked with me to find out exactly what I was after... Thank you..
dean makkos
Florida
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Great,fast service.Have not used the Juice yet.Will order again.\r\nDoyle
Doyle Chandler
Snyder,Tx.
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Great product, fast shipping, amazing to see how it works. I think a lot of knife makers would like to know about this. Look forward to learn a little more from you, and to get more cactus juice and dye. Thank you, Mark
Mark Kochaver
Blaine Mn.
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Great products with great service. What could be better?
Steve Montgomery
Iowa
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product works great. just as advertised. called with a few questions. tech support was outstanding.
alan
hilton ny
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I haven't turned the blanks that I ordered but I am very pleased with the quality and the color of the blanks. I am anxious to use them! Curtis is over the top as far as being helpful! I called and visited with him about the pressure pot and the process of creating polyester resin blanks. He was very willing to share his expertise. I would highly recommend Turn Tex!
Don Hickey
Hugoton, Kansas
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Curtis was excellent on the phone, as he was patient, knowledgeable, and overall great to converse with. I've yet to use the cactus juice, but I have enough information to get some test pieces done on the cheap until I buy the proper equipment. Buying from a one man shop is always better than a large company when it comes to customer service, quality, and commitment. Why? Because I'm a one man show that caters to my customers, and now on the other end I can truly appreciate what good service is. Anyways purchasing from Turntex is an excellent idea and you won't regret doing so.
Joshua Martin
Paauilo, Hawaii
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Got my Resin couldn't be happier. Excited to get the new Round chamber. Thank you Curtis. Rick
Rick Robbins bearmanric
Olympia Wa.
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I received my Cactus Juice in a very prompt manner, it seemed like I just ordered it and it showed up. We will do business again. I like dealing with with individuals, instead of a big business who could care less about their service. Thanks Tom Militano
Tom Militano
Jacksonville, AL
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I picked up my Vacuum chamber several weeks ago and love it. I've been going through some choice wood for stabilization and just need to clean out my garage so I can find the vacuum pump and then I can actually use it! I've used a friend's several times and it's fairly easy, just some setup regarding the process to yield the best results. Curtis' design with an included vacuum breaker makes it a cinch to stabilize wood. I've got tools worth thousands of dollars, but I'm most proud of my vacuum chamber. May have something to do with the fact that I'm an engineer and get the explain the mechanics of it to those who ask. My wife is starting to roll her eyes though. I just tell her to go back to her Mary Kay and let me get my guy on (did I mention I'm outnumbered at my house?). Thanks again Curtis, great product, as per usual! Definitely worth the wait. Mike Myers aka Gerber Mike aka Mako Mike
Michael Myers
Katy, TX
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Thanks, Curtis. Your Cactus Juice product is one of the best stabilizing products I have come across. I am able to take what would be unusable spalted woods, and make beautiful knife handles. I have been buying Cactus Juice by the quart, but I will have to start moving up to the half gallon size. Once i get started stabilizing, it's hard to stop. Thanks again for your products and customer service; both are excellent Michael Rice Rice Custom Knives
Michael Rice
San Antonio
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I waited to write this review because I wanted to be sure I gave the product a fair shake and be sure I had all of the bugs worked out of my vacuum system and my process that may have caused a lack of performance. As it turns out, there were quite a few. I have been attempting to stabilize 1-1/4" X 8" maple dowels to be turned into handles for stainless steel fire pokers I manufacture. Given that my processes involve some custom jigs to hold the dowels on the lathe while turning, I could not use the standard of wrapping them in aluminum foil to cure them. Additionally, my vacuum chamber was not adequately sized to hold the production run of 64 dowels, enough Cactus Juice to insure permeation, and enough head space to allow for foaming (due to air escaping the wood) without the foam getting into my vacuum lines and pump. I called Curtis for insight and help and oh what help he gave! Because of Curtis and his Cactus Juice product, I can honestly say I think I've found the answer to a prayer. I had all but given up on being able to stabilize my handles having gone through a process involving a venturi pump (not enough vacuum) and polyurethane (excessive cure time, lack of penetration). Curtis helped me work out the bugs in my system and although I still have a few, due to Curtis' expert advice and knowledge, I now know how to resolve them. It's been a learning curve for me, but Curtis has been both kind and patient in helping me get the results I've been dreaming of. I look forward to a long and profitable relationship with Curtis and TurnTex Woodworks. So, here it is. Cactus Juice: Great stuff. Easy to work with. Does what it's supposed to. Curtis O. Seebeck: Great man. Easy to work with. Does far more than he's supposed to. Give them both a try. You won't be disappointed. Sincerely, Duane R. Winters Durwin Enterprises LTD
Duane R. Winters, Durwin Enterprises LTD
Michigan
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I have used the Cactus Juice for 1 project so far. I have some OLD,DRY cottonwood that looked like it would show some pretty grain in a bowl project. By using the Cactus Juice I was able to stabilize a rough bowl blank. Lots of air in that old wood. The finished bowl turned out to be very pretty. Looking forward to using more of the cottonwood soon.
David Plante
Stockton, Kansas
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I received my Cactus Juice in a very prompt manner, it seemed like I just ordered it and it showed up. We will do business again. I like dealing with individuals, instead of a big business who could care less about their service. Thanks Tom Militano
Tom Militano
Jacksonville, AL
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I have been using Cactus Juice for over a year now and am constantly finding new ways to use it to stabilize my pen blanks. I can stabilize and dye woods that are just falling apart to the point that I can make beautiful pens from what would have been not usable, punky and just past usefulness. These woods are just beautiful after stabilization with Cactus Juice. If you would like to see what can be done with Cactus Juice please visit my pen site http://mikespenturningz.com and you will see the results of this great product.
Michael Schmitt
Claremont, NH
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I was a little worried at first, as this was my first time stabilizing anything. The Cactus Juice was easy to use and I found myself stabilizing any wood I could get my hands on. LOL I've almost used up a gallon already, and will be ordering more soon!!! :D
Ed Proper
Poquoson, VA
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Cactus Juice is a great product and doing business with Curtis is always a pleasure. Excellent communication, quick service and products perform as advertised.
Joseph Heath
Post Falls, ID
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Great service, great product,, The Cactus Juice... Will order some more...:D
jerry corbin
lubbock texas
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I ordered one gallon of Cactus Juice. Shipping was fast and efficient. Haven't had a chance to use it yet so will report on that later Overall very happy with the service and pricing Thanks, David:D
David Samp
Fountain, Colorado
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Great Products, and fast service. I will be getting more products, and have a Chamber on order.
David Brown
Mission Viejo, Ca
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Thank you for the fast shipment of the gallon of "Cactus Juice". I believe this is my 4th or 5th gallon of this product and it still works as good as the 1st gallon. Absolutely a great product. I have expanded into dying my knife handles in solid colors by using the red, blue or green dye. My blocks of maple burl are 1-1/4" x 1-1/2" x 5" long and the product penetrates all the way through the block, provided the wood is 6% dry or better. (I use a moisture meter for measuring moisture in the wood)
Vit Rudzitis
St. Paul, Minnesota
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Hello, to any that are looking for great product and customer service no need to look any further. I've been a wood turner for years and could never find the right stabilization solution until I found turn tex. Cactus juice.
Daphne
Houston,Tx
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I bought the pint, but really meant to buy the quart. Still, as soon as I got it, I made a smaller vacuum chamber with a mason jar, put in my buckeye slabs and made up the deficit of resin with marbles until the wood was well covered. The buckeye burl was on the verge of being punky so it was full of air and very light. I vacuumed it for a total of two hours, or until the wood sank and barely any bubbles. Cured the slabs in the oven as directed and noticed they had indeed hardened, and had retained the extra weight they had gained from the process. As a test, and after sanding(The treated wood takes substantially longer to sand than untreated blanks) the excess resin off, I took a treated piece along with an untreated one and touched them to a buffer that had red rouge on it. The untreated slabs picked up the red color and were grooved. The Cactus Juice treated part took a shine and no color from the rouge or distortion of the surface. Very satisfied with the product but will be sure to order a larger amount next time around. Thank you for the great service! Paul S. from Tampa
Paul S.
Tampa, FL.
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As usual, wonderful product. Outstanding customer service and fast shipping. Thanks!
Kevin B
Lancaster, PA
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EXCELLENT PRODUCT!!!! Great customer service!!! i used cactus juice for the first time last week, and it has changed the way i look at wood for pens, now i can turn pieces that would have been scrapped before. its easy to use, and gave great results the first time i used it, turning a piece of spalted ash burl into a beautiful, usable pen blank, that would've otherwise probably ended up coming apart when I turned it.
John Squires/ Summit Pen Works
Fort Wayne, IN
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I ordered just two bottles of Cactus Juice to see if it was as good as what I've used in the past from a different supplier. It was delivered as scheduled and was better than the products I've been using. You will be my supplier from now on. I'll have to try your other line of products. Thank You! DeWayne
DeWayne Stephensen
Sacramento, California
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Excellent produit pour stabiliser et durcir en profondeur une petite piece de bois plus ou moins poreuse, par injection sous vacuum. Une fois cuit, ce produit reste neutre. J'ai essaye d'autres produits mais Cactus Juice de Turntex reste le meilleur. Il est aussi sans odeur contrairement a d'autres et avec une excellente penetration. Le mode d'emploie est facile et tres bien expliqué par ecrit et par video. Vous allez l'adorer. Merci a Turntex et a son service apres vente hors pair!:D
c dugre
quebec
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I have had great success with this product. It is very easy to use with great results. Shipping is very reasonable priced and product is shipped fast to customers.
Chad Kelller
Jenks, Oklahoma
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:) I am a newbie to the wood stabilization world, so I have much to learn. However, based on my first experience with this product, I am very satisfied with the quality, service, and price from Turn Tex. I will be coming back as a return customer in the future.
Dan
Michigan
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I'm very satisfied with the Cactus Juice and colorants.They fill my stabilization needs, :D:D:D:D:D
Gorst Duplessis
New Orleans
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I would just like to say. Curtis has outstanding customer service. Before I ordered I had heard nothing but great things about him and his product they were all true. Thank you again Curtis. David Seaba
David Seaba
Broken Arrow , Ok
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I recently took up stabilizing my own pen blanks. The first run of blanks in the cylindrical vacuum chamber created a lot of questions -- detail that is encountered in any new process. I emailed Curtis and received quick responses -- often in a few hours. Each time the questions were answered in a clear and helpful manner. The first batch came out very good. Thanks Curtis...
Fred Floyd
Issaquah, WA
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I order the catus juice for stabilizing my call blanks and some knife scales and I feel this by far the best product I have ever used. Curtis is a great guy. Willing to help you any chance he gets and truly takes interest in what you are doing.
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astoria or
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