Customer Comments

:D this is my first try with Cactus juice after using min wax wood hardener. By far the cactus juice was a superior product and did everything that was said. The one thing I liked best is that it truly did stabilize my spalted mesquite. Thank you very much for coming up with such a good product.
Billy Cloud
Aransas Pass Tx
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I purchased a Vacum Chamber from Curtis. It was a pretty long wait but finding that it was due to production changes and conversing with Curtis about his new production plan, I was more at ease. During SWAT this year, Curtis gave me the chamber he was using for demonstrations so I would have my chamber. I feel that to be a great gesture on his part to please a customer. Also when ordering Cactus Juice, it arrives very quickly. Turn Tex Woodworks to me is a great asset to woodworkers..Thanks Curtis. Ray Vivian
Ray Vivian
Waco
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I have found Turn Tex products to have a degree of perfection that is seldom found in today's world. Curtis does an exquisite job of the vacuum chambers, pen blanks and pens. On top of that he is willing to part with "pearls" of wisdom and advise. He will get more of my business in the future.
Jim Stinson
Eddy, TX
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I wanted to go ahead and thank Curtis for the outstanding craftsmanship he sent me this week. I ended up opting for the new cylindrical chamber and could not be happier. Everything is working as stated, and this product is insanely durable. My first run this evening seems to be doing well. I allowed my blanks to sit in my oven at around 175-200F for 30 hours prior to placing in ziplock bags and then in a tupperware to cool off. After cool, I popped them in, poured Cactus Juice on top, and away we went. My only issue was the bubbling never ceased. I had the usual bubbles that I see in videos, and then 3-4 hours of light bubbles. Not enough bubbles to foam, but bubbles none the less. 4.5 hours under -29# of vacuum. After reading here on the site, if the blanks had any sort of moisture I can expect the longer vacuum. After no change I am going to allow them to sit over night and soak. Regardless, these issues are ME related that I am sure I can work out. Overall, I am totally satisfied with my purchase, and after tomorrows results, I am sure I will be ordering Cactus Juice by the gallon. Thanks for the hard work Curtis.
DanielC
NC
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I have been through 5 gallons of cactus juice, stabilizing turning squares for use in pool cues. I couldn't be happier with the results. I recently cut some spalted curly maple & gave some to a friend. He sent his off to be stabilized & it was rejected as being too spongy. I have used cactus juice to stabilize about 50 squares of it so far and every single one has turned out solid & sound. The blanks gain an average of triple weight. Cactus juice is allowing me to utilize woods that would otherwise be simply too punky & deteriorated to use. Thank you Turntex! [URL=http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Qbilder/media/DSC03535_zpsb2da3f35.jpg.html][IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/Qbilder/DSC03535_zpsb2da3f35.jpg[/IMG][/URL]
Eric in NM
New Mexico
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received my new round vac chamber the other day it works great, very happy with the results.:):):):):):)
George Vasiliou
fl
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Curtis at Turntex really came through on providing a quality made chamber. I was very excited to receive the chamber and get to work, the best part was Curtis had spent a few hours of his time already answering my questions and helping me out on ideas that I was not clear on. I have also ordered and used many of the pen blanks made by Turntex and have been nothing but impressed at the final product. I have and will recommend Turntex to anyone that asks. Thanks again Curtis
Steven Fraser
Texas
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Just tried my first batch with the Cactus Juice. The Cactus Juice worked as stated. I will be ordering more soon. Some fellow turners want in on the stabilizing. Thanks Kevin
Kevin Gilbert
Nottingham NH
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curtis, i am working on second turning blank right now and everything is fine so far i am very pleased with product. i am using a gast pump pulling 26 in. and seems to be ok for what i am doing. thanks bob
bob brown
bryan tx
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Curtis is a great guy. He worked with me to develop a new chamber design for pool cues. The product he produces is very efficient, and made with a professional touch. I would highly recommend his chambers and the cactus juice. Dennis Cash Cash Custom Cues
Dennis Cash
Wichita Kansas
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I purchased the product when Curtis experienced great business growth difficulties and received nothing less than a superb support and effort to provide the best service possible. I had to wait longer than normal however I ended with a product of outstanding quality. My greatest appreciation comes from the fact of his dedicated desire and action to provide exceptional service through his support and responding to question with honest and detail information. I appreciate and am confident to be one of Curtis client. Reg A:)
Reg Ashby
Calgary, AB, Canada
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Curtis I received my replacement Guage and I would like you to know it works like a charm thanks for getting it to me and keep up the good work. :)
Lomax Butler
Jacksonville Fla
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I just treated my first batch of wood. I used a spalted maple burl that was so soft and heavily figured that it could not be sanded without gouging chunks out of the surface. The results were amazing. The stabilized scales (about 1/4" thick) are hard and sturdy. Sanding to 120 grit yielded some spectacular looking pieces, and I believe they will be truly eye popping once they are taken to final finish as knife handles. Treatment with Cactus Juice made otherwise useless wood into very high grade exotic scales. Thank you.
Brian Campbell
Irion County, Texas
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Curtis, Everything arrived very quickly and as ordered. Thanks for the great service. I am looking forward to getting started stabilizing and coloring some woods for turning projects. Your website has been very educational and is deeply appreciated. Dave Olig, Fargo, ND:):):)
Dave Olig
Fargo, ND
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Great product ! So easy to use. Fast service.\r\n\r\n\r\nDave
Dave Dobbs
IL
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It worked just like you said. I am very pleased with it. As soon as I get a better vacuum system, I will order some more.\r\nThanks,\r\nCharles
Charles Stephens
New Braunfels, TX
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I purchased a circular pen blank vacuum chamber and had two minor issues. First, the weight was a little too big for the chamber, which I ground down to make it fit better in the chamber. The second issue was that I wasn't getting the proper vacuum, according to the gauge. I called Curtis and he immediately diagnosed the problem. There is a clear sticker on the gauge which tells you to cut the rubber tip on top of the gauge, it then worked great. Curtis has been great at helping me with my problems and questions. [color=red]My Note: The weight is designed to be a little bigger than the chamber and this was not a mistake. It is designed to be put in on an angle. Then, once the weight is on the wood, you push down on the high side and it wedges in place. Making a weight of this size that is heavy enough to hold down large batches of blanks would be difficult and cost prohibitive. This order was most likely one of the early orders and now I am including instructions with pictures of how to use the weight. I am also putting a new, fluorescent sticker on the gauge over the one from the factory to bring the need to vent the gauge to customers attention better.[/color]
Ardell Dobson
Phoenix, AZ
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Always a pleasure working with Curtis. Have some issues with being unable to order from the site due to being an APO address. Curtis took the time to help me get the order placed. Shipping sometimes takes a little longer due to shipping to Korea, but still arrived fairly quick. Great service. Thanks.:)
James White
US ARMY South Korea
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Curtis, Great product, I am very happy and impressed with the finished product of both the knife scales and pens I am producing.I am using a lot of local woods for pen blanks that I would not be able to use before. I am also experimenting with some punky woods and roots with good success. I took your advice and I am now letting the wood soak for double the amount of time of vacuum time in the cactus juice after vacuum process. Thanks again!
Matthew Rehman
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Once the juice was sent, it took only 9 days to get it in my hand Very fast delivery to Sweden. Thank you Curtis and Mr postman I bought a gallon for some time ago to try it out, and it works very well. The only thing I noticed is the first quarter that I catalyzed has become slightly thicker after about 18 months. When I use it. I dilute it with a little fresher resin. Michael
Michael H
Sweden
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I received my gallon of cactus juice in about 3 days. So far it has vastly exceeded my expectations. I will likely be a regular customer. I appreciate bring able to buy this product.
Earl Tharp
Arcadia Indiana
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My order was wanting for me @ my hotel in Covington Ky. I haven't had chance to mix up a batch yet I only got home this past Tuesday . If I have any question, I'll you a text or call, Thanks Eric
Eric Bardell
Garson ontario Canada
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I ordered 4 pen blanks which I received in only 3 days. They are quite frankly the most impressive pen blanks I have ever ordered. I am impressed with the entire experience and definitely order again. Thanks, Moe:)
Moe Houtz
Elkhart, KS
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After some bad experiences with my knife scales delaminating from the blade tangs, I learned of Cactus Juice from one of the knifemaking forums. Following a little research, I ordered some, and built myself a simple vacuum chamber. My first two samples, bocote and tulip wood both turned out nicely. Great product, good product information and instructions online. Happy customer so far. -Kurt
Kurt Krueger
Minnesota
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First and most important factor to me regarding Turn Tex Woodworks is the information shared by Curtis Seebeck and his employees on not only the items Turn Tex sells but how to best use them in conjunction with raw materials such as wood for the very best possible end product. Very seldom have I called with a question that Curtis didn’t answer the phone himself and if we did miss each other you can be for sure he returns the call. Having all of his extensive knowledge at a finger’s touch away is a great relief because you can be for sure that anything he knows he would gladly share it with you even if those phone calls get long. I often tell him that I have no idea how he makes any money with the time he spends on the phone with me alone, not to mention how many other calls he is sure to get daily. He tells me he enjoys each and every call no matter how long for one of the biggest reasons he enjoys what he does is because of the many different people he meets that too share the common joy for woodworking as much as he. The product I buy the most from T.T.W. is their Cactus Juice Stabilizer. There has never been a time that I placed an order that they didn’t have it in stock. The turn around time is just awesome! 99% of the time I can place my order and it goes out the very same day, even if it doesn’t get made until late in the day. They take every order very serious no matter how large or small they all get equal attention. I could go on and on praising what I love about T.T.W. but in a nutshell I would have to narrow it all down to Mr. Seebeck. I enjoy placing orders and calling with questions for he is absolutely a joy to just chat with! Jeremy Pierce North Carolina
Jeremy Pierce
North Carolina
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We have bought pen blanks from Turn Tex a few times now, and I have been extremely pleased with our transactions. They have been prompt with my orders, and have gone above and beyond what I would expect. After mentioning how my children are beginning to turn pens they included a special pen blank for my daughter! Talk about customer service. We will definitely continue to purchase from them in the future.
Crystal Kunz
Washington
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As usual Curtis provided great, prompt service on my order. None better\r\nAloha Curti!
Dennis Smith
aiea, Hi
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Needed some Alumilite dye and checked prices and shipping from many other locations; Curtis (TurnTex) was the best all around. This is the 3rd dye I've purchased from Curtis and they always come quickly and exactly as expected. Great Service! Thank you, -David Lowell
David Lowell - Of Wood & Vine Designs
Port Saint Lucie Florida
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TurnTex sells a great product and provides exceptional technical information for the DIY wood stabilizer. We have been using the TurnTex resin system for the past 18 months and have been very satisfied with the results. Chamber quality is first rate and Curtis has always been available to answer any questions that have come up. The new juice-proof chamber is a good design improvement for the die-hard stabilizer doing production work.
Eric Goertz - BangleGuy.Com
Colorado
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Just a note to let you know how much I enjoyed talking with you on the phone. It is always great to talk shop with a fellow CNC router guy. Your help in making my own vacuum chamber was insightful and very much a help. Products arrived quickly and just as advertised Thanks Charles
Charles Coppedge
Birmingham, Al
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Product worked better than I expected. It was really painless to use.Saved a lot of money doing my own stabilizing. Thanks for a great product.
John pytka
Pennsylvania
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First time I've ever used Cactus Juice to stabilize wood ... all I can say is that I'm very pleased with the results. Had a set of Amboyna Burl scales that needed stabilizing, in around 40 minutes under vacuum they were saturated. Covered them in foil, into the oven for an hour and a half at 200 -and they were done. All the small cracks checks were filled and the final product showed greater resistance to grinding and finished up beautifully. Great product! Thank you.
Marcus Lin
Los Angeles
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Curtis allowed me to come down and visit with him at his shop and answered questions for me. I am very interested in casting and stablizing wood. Great guy and a wealth of knowledge! Thanks for your time and your products
Mike Westbrook
Georgetown, Texas
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I reviewed other sources similar to Cactus Juice and keep going back to TurnTex. I ordered a gallon of Cactus Juice. :) The order was filled and updates on the order were sent and it arrived on time. Honest and straight forward. Will order again from TurnTex. :):)
Richard
Rome, Georgia
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I'm absolutely thrilled...This option will allow me to open door to different kind a pipe thing...Thank You, Curtis. It is right what I need right now. Cheers.
Maigurs Knets
Lake Geneva, WI USA
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This product works great, makes bad wood look good,if you like stabilizing your own wood try it,very easy to use,I would recommend strongly.
John Hyde
Alabama
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The Cactus Juice has proven to be one of my best acquired tools/products, to deal with a large number of wood blanks that, would be nearly impossible to utilize, without it. There has been many gallons used and many more to order in a near future, I have made a comment recently where I said that, some people may think that I drink this stuff, from the quantity I imported since June 2012, I used a lot, in fact...! The product does what it says it does, the product is carefully packed and Curtis is a great guy to deal with, a good combination for success...! George
George Valentine
South Australia
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Curtis is an absolute joy to do business with. He is also always ready to share information and tips to help you get the most from his products. "Cactus Juice" rocks. If you lurk around the IAP website, you will get to "know" Curtis very quickly. Level headed, honest, and intelligent.
Joe Barnett
Minnesota
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I tried turning some 30 year old oleander stumps I salvaged when a condo association was replanting. The wood was a beautiful white color but very fibrous and a bit pithy near prune stubs. No matter what I tried and how sharp I honed the end grain looked like a tooth brush. I stabilized 2 blanks with cactus juice and they turn easily and smoothly now. :)
Glenn
Seabrook TX
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I just finished my first set of handles stabilized with Cactus Juice and could not be more pleased. The wood cut, sanded, and finished as well as any wood I have purchased from the professional stabilizers. The Cactus Juice is AWESOME and Curtis's customer service is fantastic. I look forward to doing business with Curtis in the future knowing that he has the best products and customer service in the industry. Thank You for your help and your great products. Mike Embry - Embry Ridge Custom Knives
Mike Embry - Embry Ridge Custom Knives
Sunrise Beach, MO
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I have used blanks from TurnTex (Curtis) over the past few years and now my latest purchase, the new cylindrical “Juice Proof” chamber. I could not be happier with my purchases from Curtis. I purchased it "ready to use". Took less than a minute to hook it up to the pump and load it with wood and "juice". I have stabilized two chambers of pen and bottle stopper blanks since receiving my chamber a couple of weeks ago. Followed the directions on the TurnTex site and everything worked perfectly. I stabilized spalted beech and birch, yew, elm burl, crab apple and cactus. They turned out noticeably heavier after curing so the next thing was to turn a couple. Turned great! Finished great! Very low odor, hardly noticeable. I would not hesitate to stabilize and cure in a “basement type shop”. Curtis has the best guarantee around for his blanks and his chambers/juice and his willingness to answer questions is unsurpassed from my experience. My only disappointment, I only ordered a quart of “juice” and am now waiting for a gallon to arrive. :)Thanks Curtis.
Nadine Nelson
Sauk Rapids, MN
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Great products! Enjoying both my Pen vacuum chamber & cactus juice. The customer service you get from Curtis is what really stands out!!!
Billy Tallant
Corsicana, TX
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I just need to say thank you and a big shout out to Curtis for having great response to my questions and having a product that is just as good as his service. Thank you for taking to time to teach me how to vacuum wood with Cactus Juice right. Be Blessed Greg "The Burl Hunter"
Greg Dahl aka The Burl Hunter
Grants Pass, Oregon
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I've been dealing with Curtis for almost two years, the product and customer service is outstanding. I'm looking forward to more dealing with Curtis in the future! I do consider this professional stabilizing, if the process is followed correctly. All my blanks sink.... Thanks, Curtis Tim Kipps J. Hue Pen Company
Tim Kipps
Va
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Hy Curtis I have only just received my order (23/Sept/2013)as soon as i try it i will give you some feed back.I have one Question to ask. I would like to dye some blanks.If i do,will that contaminate the juice. Jim Hobson
jim Hobson
Barrie,on, Canada
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Thank you for the Cactus juice, and the dye, and especially the help with the vacuum pump questions. Looking forward to doing more business with you! Very much enjoy the website, too. Cheers Bob Herr
Bob Herr
Washington
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Watched more videos and read more comments than you can imagine. The outcome was that I wanted to try Cactus Juice. I tried to order some one night and finally gave up. As I told Curtis when he found my attempts, I was born before God started issuing computer genes. I have just started turning my first treated wood and it looks beautiful,when I put some sandpaper and finish on it will be piece my wife will will treasure. Thank you for a great product! Stan
Stan Helms
Baytown, Texas
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Not only does Curtis provide a great product with his Cactus Juice, but he truly loves his customers. He has been very generous with his experience and skills in helping me learn and become proficient at stabilizing a variety of materials. His prices are reasonable and the service great.:)
Henry Chidgey
Burnet, Texas
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Hi Curtis, Love the cactus juice, works excellent on spalted woods. Fast delivery and great customer service. My only complaint is its just to dog gone expensive or I'd be buying a lot more. Good luck and Thanks for sharing your secrets. Take care, Clay
Clay Tweedy
Minnesota
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My second order from Turn Tex Wood works, went as great as the first one. The service you get from Curtis is second to none.\r\n Al May
Albert May
Vinita,Ok.
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