Customer Comments

Purchased a vacuum chamber/'Cactus Juice' from TurnTex, received both two weeks ago, and have been using both ever since. Construction quality of the chamber is outstanding & the 'Cactus Juice' performs exactly as advertised. The customer service provided by Curtis is SUPERB ! I am extremely pleased & highly recommend this company and its products.
Jerry Harres
Bennett, Colorado
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I ordered Alumilite Clear from Turntex. Shipping was super fast! The product worked perfectly by following the simple instructions from I highly recommend Alumilite from TurnTex. The price is right and the product is awesome! Thank you!
Scott Bulkley
Houston, TX
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Hi,\r\nBuying from Turntex was simple and easy. The products were sent and received quickly.\r\nIn shipping the items from the warehouse to Israel was asked to provide MSDS. \r\nAfter a brief correspondence I received the documenrt almost immediately by Curtis.\r\n\r\nExcellent service
Arik Albukrek
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A very good merchant, and very pleasant to communicate with. Curtis helped me with lots of info regarding vacuum stabilizing as well as casting resin and pressure pots. Will definitely be purchasing from again! :)
Kevin Dougherty
Harrisburg, PA
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Prompt shipment on four gallon purchase. Thank you!
New Mexico
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Everything arrived safely. Very well packaged. Am more than pleased with the product and the service.
leigh spender
united kingdom
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Turntex is great to work with. Great customer service and quick shipping. Their vacuum chamber is second to none.
Mike Powell
League city tx
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Recently received an order of Cactus Juice and so far am very happy with the results. Does a good job stabilizing chrysocolla and after curing has no odor. Will definitely be ordering more.
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Easy ordering, quick shipping. TurnTex is a family owned, small business provides excellent customer service - very impressed! Will definitely buy from them again.
Devon S
Northern California
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I have some of your products, vac tank, resin, dye. I'm happy with them all but mostly I'm happy with the amount of information you make available. i was making a couple of big mistakes and found info through your site that helped a lot. I'm now doing some very nice stabilized woods. thank you.
john cottingham
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I have used cactus juice a few times on local woods birch willow ash some woods from Austrailia and deer horn I am happy with the results . Service is great on orders. Materials were used on knife handels.\r\nSyd McKay\r\n
Syd McKay
The Pas Manitoba Canada
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I had heard about stabilizing from friends and started researching and decided I am going to learn how to do this. I did lots of searches and this kept coming up and watched several YouTube videos and it is so simple I figured even I could do this. I had everything but the juice so I figured "what am I waiting for". I made the order and together with my "Blacksmith knife making friends" put together a batch and "got-er-done". Very happy with the first experiment. Next I am going to turn a bowl out of very punky spalted maple, stabilize and finish turning and looking forward to something unusual. I think I am going to be very happy I stumbled onto this.
Bill Anderson
Northern Illinois
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I am completely satisfied with the quality of product and service from this outfit. I have spoken with Curtis over the phone before. And I must say the man is all about customer service! In a 15 minute conversation, 10 minutes were spent with him telling me how to build a vacuum chamber, rather than buying his! That says something about his character! And taking calls until 1:00 am standard time is unheard of! I am a repeat customer, and that wont change!
Mike Lang
Tacoma WA
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All my orders were shipped very same day, good packaging, tracking number included. Emails are received while your order is changing status. In the package you receive detailed instructions on wood preparation and stabilization process. Website contains information and tutorials which cover whole stabilization process. Support is on highest level, you can always ask questions over email and phone. You also get support from owner of this company on numerous woodworking forums and Facebook groups.
Stepan Polyak
Staten Island, NY
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Cactus juice is a good product. Now on my 3rd order. As usual shipping is very quick and reasonably priced.
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This is for anyone that is interested in stabilizing wood for turning, the Cactus juice formula is as easy as it gets. This product works exactly as described and is an awesome product. I live in Alaska so there is not a lot of hard unusual wood to choose from so I tend to turn a lot of spalted soft wood like Birch which would be impossible without Cactus juice to get the Beautiful finished results. I'd like to also complement Curtis Seebeck the Owner of Turn Tex for his Outstanding service and availability to personally answer all of my questions and making it so easy to try this product, thanks Curtis. I love this stuff!
Randy Chance
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This product is amazing. I was a little skeptical at first because of the price and the difficulty level?. It turned out to be amazingly simple. All the instructions are spelled out for you and it has opened the door to other opportunities in this type of work. Curtis seems to be everywhere offering a helping hand to anybody with a question. The phone, forums, etc. I am a well pleased customer. So pleased I have already placed my second order.
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He always ships quick and the stuff does exactly what he says it can you ask for more?
Bill Frank
Decatur Island WA
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This was my second order of Cactus Juice--a fine product from an even finer company. I have been cutting up blanks from some highly spalted sugar maple, courtesy of the State of CT who cut down the trees along the road in front of the house. The last one I turned looked was so smooth it looked like it needed no sanding or finishing. Now if I can just get them all to come out that way. My only beef is they are located in Texas and it takes a few days to get it. Maybe I should move there too, or at least plan ahead better.
Larry Reitz
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First class service! After ordering one gallon of Cactus Juice the parcel was nearly immediately sent to Germany, took a few days to travel and was delivered to my doorstep. The very helpful instruction sheet written by someone who really knows what he is selling was laying next to me when I tried the whole stabilizing process for the first time ---- and bingo, it worked perfectly! I do like the stuff, no problems, no hazardous fumes, in fact there is a faint kind of pleasing scent. Big fun!
Michael Hatting
Schwäbisch Hall, Germany
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Thank you for the switch. Fast delivery good price.
Hugh Baker
Savona, B.C.Can
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I build and sell custom knifes and other stuff using stabilized wood. I found cactus juice by searching the Internet after starting to research how to stabilize wood, So I went and got me some burls ordered the cactus juice, Got my order within 4 days, I followed the instructions using my home made vacuum setup. I baked it in oven as instructed and wow cactus juice is awesome. Thanks for making such a great easy to use product. Finished product came out perfectly
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I got around to using the cactus juice the other day. I read the online tutorial on how to use it. I must say it was very easy and straight forward to use and get professional results. I will definitely be using more cactus juice in the future. Thank you for a wonderful product.
melvin moore
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We heard of the Cactus juice Resin from our woodworking friend....this is great stuff......Shipped quickly and works like a charm...stabilizing ivory and wood.
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You must have esp because my order was here so fast that that you had to have had advance notice. I have watched your YouTube video's, read your website, and talked to you on FB. Your advise is dead on. You are doing everything possible to help anyone that is willing to give a little effort, to succeed. Randy Walker
Randy Walker
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Before deciding to order Cactus Juice, I called and talked to Curtis. He was extremely helpful in explaining how to stabilize wood using Cactus Juice and also in giving me all info on starting up my vacuum system. You can definitely trust And depend on Curtis to treat you right. I have only used Cactus Juice a few times, so I am still experimenting with getting the colors I want in the wood. Otherwise, it is pretty easy to get great results.
Larry B.
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Good service, and quick response. I love the way you handle any problems, very personal and direct. Success for you and your company.
Edy Suprijadi
Jakarta, Indonesia
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I'm from a small town in Mn and life is simple. So when I got on the phone with Curtis and how he makes you feel, is the key, very comfortable. "I'll spend the whole night with you until we get all your problems solved" he told me and truly means every word he says. Anyone who is that kind, is a person to do business with. Thank you for all your help. Stabilizing, its now fun to do. Gary
Gary Johnson
Minnesota, Arizona 50/50
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Though I haven't used the product yet, I bought a few things, payment went smoothly and my items shipped quickly and I received it fast! Great company to deal with all smooth sailing!
Brad baughn
Monticello arkansas
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By and large, all of my business with Curtis and Turntex has been top notch. The last shipment was a few extra days in getting here but it was not a problem for me. I still feel like Turntex is a great place to get your stabilizing supplies! [color=red]My comment: Ever now and then, we do occasionally run into a bump in the road that prevents us from shipping orders within the 1 hour from the time we get it goal we aim for.[/color]
ROB Roby
Lanesville, IN
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Curtis, sorry just getting back with you on received vacuum chamber,I have not used product at this time, Unable to find additional equipment needed to test product, hopefully u can help in this endeavor vacuum pumps seem to be obsolete in this area, and need to get other items from u such as resin and other items, as far as the chamber it looks great I thought it may be clearer than it is, but I am sure it will work fine, I noticed the lip on chamber is slightly off center, I am sure u have tested vacuum on it. Prior to shipment. When u get a chance maybe u can drop me a line or even call and hopefully we can move forward [color=red]My note: The lip on the chamber is NOT slightly off center. The material the walls of the chamber are made from varies in thickness. You will notice that the exterior of the flange is accurately mated to the exterior diameter of the chamber. Unfortunately, there is nothing I can do about the variations in wall thickness as it is within tolerance from the manufacturer. I have tried making the ring oversized and flush trimming the inside with a router but it looks terrible so I just have to live with the occasional inconsistencies in wall thickness. All of my parts are made with a CNC so I know they are dead accurate and I personally do all of the assembly myself so I know everything is done as perfectly as possible. This slight (usually less than .05") lip does not affect the use of the chamber in any way. I even go so far as to chamfer the sharp edges if they are off to make it more user friendly. And yes, all chambers are tested before leaving my shop.[/color]
Clarksburg wv
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Just wanted to say the cactus juice I bought from you worked exactly the way I hoped for. The Q&A section on the website was terrific help. The scales I stabilized worked perfectly. I look forward to doing more business in the future
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I have always been pleased and satisfied with my purchases from turn Tex. I will continue to do business with you.\r\nI was very surprised how fast I got my things. \r\nA pleasure doing business with TurnTex.
Orvo Erling
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Now on my 3rd order. I use it on all items to provide a little extra confidence in workmanship. Great customer service. Good communication provide via website. Love the fast response and quick delivery. Have used Cactus Juice on cedar, maple, poplar, padauk, purple heart, zebra wood, osage orange and other blanks. Material does a good job filing voids inherent in some blanks. Padauk blanks require extra "bake" time but no performance issues. Cactus juice fills the "grain" in purple heart making it smooth when finished. Maple and osage orange seems to absorb little juice.
Troy Sipes
Middleton Tennessee
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Quick turnaround on orders...... Reasonable Shipping Rates
Jim Curnow
Stagecoach, NV
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Just a quickly filled order, delivered on time and prior to the blanks I need to stabilize arriving.\r\n\r\nGood guy to do business with. Always happy to go the extra distance to get you what you need.
Ken Weinert
Northglenn, CO
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Thank you, TurnTex, for an excellent buying experience!
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I tried my Cactus Juice over the past couple of days and am very impressed with how easy it is to work with. First run was with some chunks of mesquite burl. Was very soft and crumbled when trying to cut with a bandsaw before using Cactus Juice. Now it cuts great! Finishing these off with acrylic resin to turn some bowls and pens. Order was received from TurnTex very well packaged and sooner than expected. Fantastic product from a fantastic provider!
Tucson, AZ
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I am very happy with my order. My vacuum chamber looks awesome and very professional. The customer service is outstanding. The customer service is so great that it makes me miss the small business world compared to the corporate world.
John Barioni ( Barioni Cues)
Merced, California
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Excellent customer service and excellent product.
Deb Lindsey
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A pleasure to do business with and I would recommend Turn Tex to anyone seriously interested in a chamber for stabilizing wood.
Nick Thrane
Dickerson, Maryland.
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I recently purchased a bottle of Cactus Juice from Turn Tex Woodworks and was really pleased with both the product and the company. I stabilized some pieces of spalted maple for a turning project and was delighted with the results. Cactus Juice is far superior to other stabilizing fluids I have tried in the past. It's the real deal... As for the folks at Turn Tex, they came through with flying colors, too. My order was shipped immediately and arrived within a few days. You can't beat that!
John Parmenter
Southern California
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Customer service with Curtis is second to none. Great products and customer support . Been dealing with Turntex for years and will continue to do so.
Tom Heard
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I have only used Cactus Juice once so far. I use it, and talk about it a lot, in my video series "The Pen From The Old Ladder" I actually put the results under a microscope LOL. If you have a few minutes to spare, watch the videos to see what I think of it. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5
Ron Calverley
Winnipeg, Canada
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I just received my third vacuum chamber from Curtis. I started with the small rectangle one, upgraded to the 4 inch by 20 inches, and now I have the 6 inch by 24 inches.I couldn't be happier. I go through about a gallon of Cactus Juice a month. All of Turn Tex's products are top notch. I started stabilizing my own pen blanks, but I soon had request from others for my pen blanks. I have expanded to knife handles and to larger items like pool cue handles and pepper mills. I have never had a problem with Turn Tex products, and I have never had a complaint from any of my customers. Thanks for a great product!
Mike Przybyla
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Great prices and super fast delivey! Two thumbs up!
Toni Isokuortti
Heinola, Finland
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The order was delivered to my door in very good package and could be tracked all the way. Now I'm finishing my equipment to be able to make my firs stabilization test.
Soren Hjeltman
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I am very pleased with your company. Very Fast delivery and I had a question that was answered almost instantly. I will be ordering again from your company. Also I wood like to visit the shop one day!
Joshua riche
Austin tx
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I ordered the half gallon Alumilite and received it well packaged it a timely manner. A++ rating from me! Thanks
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I have been very pleased with both the delivery time and quality of the products I have received from Turn Tex Woodworks and would gladly encourage anyone interested in stabilizing wood to try their products.
Robert Rawls
Central Arkansas
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