Customer Comments

Turntex is a first class operation ran by Curtis, a true professional. He has a wealth of knowledge and will assist you without hesitation. Great customer service before and after the sale is hard to find in todays society. Curtis eagerly provides both and stands behind all of his products. You cant go wrong with a purchase from Turntex.
Jason Dominguez
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Curtis, Thanks for all of your help. I bought the large chamber a few months ago and am now just getting started using it. Just stabilized some spalted tamarin . LOVE this system! I am excited about what I can now do with my products. Look forward to a long business relationship with you. Hope you are doing well. Thanks again! Don.
Donovan Baber
North Carolina
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I purchased a number of Texas Hybrid pen blanks and couldn\'t be happier, they are very striking. I cannot wait to turn them but now I have to decide the appropriate kit to show them off. Curtis was fabulous to work with and I look forward buying more from him (please get more cactus blanks soon)\r\n\r\nMike
Mike Huber
Ontario, Canada
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Curtis, just got the products...really great looking. I expect to get more as we progress along. You have the best warranty in the market, and your products are outstanding. Thanks again and I look forward to the next time I get product from you.
Brian Sibbett
North Carolina
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Curtis:\r\nThanks again for another great batch of texas hybrid/juiced up blanks. Workmanship on them is the best I have found. I also appreciate you taking the time to call and explain the \"Cactus Juice\" process and use of the equipment. It is always a genuine pleasure to conduct business with Turn Tex!
Tom Heard
Waldorf, MD
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Great product!!! They look fantastic when you get them and even better after you turn them. I highly recommend.
Kevin
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Curtis is a number one guy. I am very please with the product and service. I give Curtis a AAA+ and would buy again.*:D
dublin lee
sunshine capital astoria oregon
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Cactus Juice is an awsome product, if you have used it you will have to agree. If you have not you need to! Order can sometimes be slow, but I know this is a sideline for Curtis. If you ask for it in a hurry he does a great job trying meet your needs. Over all, I think this is a great little company with great products.
John Evers
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:D I like the juice. Excellent product for stabilizing knife scales. Works great with Madrone and Maple burls. I\'ve also used it to stabilize some Australian burls which are pretty hard and dense to start. After stabilizing, the wood finishes out great.
Dirk S. Leach
Mooresville, NC
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Got my cactus juice in a couple of weeks ago. I had Questions and Curtis wanted nothing more than to answer them and guarantee my success. I am sure I took up many hours of his time but he stuck with me. We even identified a design flaw (in my home made chamber) over the phone and once corrected made my chamber air/vacuum tight. As for the Juice it worked flawlessly. I had some Spalted Hickory to test and it doubled in weight. I spent last night cutting many blanks to stabilize this weekend and I know w/out a doubt it will be a success. Thank you Curtis for a fantastic product but even better your superior yet personable service. I will be back for more since I have more wood than juice at this point. Chris Justturnin
Chris Burgess
Spring TX
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Got a chance to put Cactus Juice to the test. Not a bad process at all. Set up in the morning took about 15 minutes. Loaded the chamber and and applied Vacuum for an hour. When the first set was done set them aside to drain for a minute while I reloaded the chamber and started another set. Wrapped the first set and put them in the toaster oven for an hour at 200 degrees. Repeated the process 5 times and drilled the cool blanks and glued the tubes in between batches. The last two batches I used the dye and this is going to take some time to tune in. This first batch was in a widemouth mason jar but I have went ahead and ordered the small chamber. Very happy customer. Its refreshing to deal with old school type business that states it like it is and stands behind thier product with confidence.
Harold Goodman
Maryland
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thanks for replacing the stabilizing tank that got damaged in shipment. have run four batches and the process works great. the best guarantee
Jerry Fisher
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Curtis, Your blanks are works of art, it almost hurts to turn them.
Frank Doyle
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Curtis, I am extremely pleased with your product and your service. You have shown genuine concern notwithstanding your personal challenges and I look forward to a long and mutually successful business relationship.
harvey brooks
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Received my first order of Texas hybrid blanks. The photos on the website did not do them justice. They are amazingly unique. Shipping was lightning fast. Turned a pen with one, and am extremely pleased. It was a pleasurable transaction, and I will definitely purchase again. Thanks for a great product.
Tom Heard
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I now have my Cactus Juice and have done a few batches of stabilizing. All I can say is that this product is perfect for those who don't want or can not afford to go to the big companies for stabilizing. Next on the list is bowl stabilization for casting. Thanks you Curtis for your wealth of knowledge and courteous responses.
David Bell
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I saw a demonstration of the small vacuum chamber and cactus juice at the woodturning show in Waco, Texas. I bought the cactus juice a the show and tried to find all the parts to make my own vacuum chamber. It wasn't long till I was online ordering the small chamber, vacuum pressure gauge, and release valve. I put it all together in minutes and was able to stabilize several pen blanks from some big leaf maple burl. It turned out great. Thanks.
Jeff Allen
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The cactus juice I bought is Great!!! I have been looking for a product like this for years to stabilize wood knife handles
Kelly Niffenegger
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I recieved my large chamber and cactus juice and everything was in excellent condition and well packaged. But, due to work and other projects that need to be finished first, I have not had a chance to use it yet. I did hook up my vacuum pump to it and pull a vacuum with no problems. Can't wait to actually put it to work. Thanks Curtis for an excellent product.
Bobby McCarley
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I recieved my order of cactus juice about a week ago. This was the first stabilizing I have done. The product was easy to use,and gave the desired results. I can't see myself trying anything else. When order was placed Curtis was currently out of product, but advised me of lead time and kept me posted. A great product from a great source.
john everw
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The customer service from Curtis (Turn Tex)has been outstanding in every respect. It is a real pleasure to deal with this company.
Herschel Sibley
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Hello, Thank you for the fast shipment to Canada, 7days with a rotating postal stike. This weekend I will stabilized my first pens blanks, maple burl and spalted maple. God 3 days is long for the weekend to arrived.
Alain Millette
Canada
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When the large chamber and cactus juice got to my shop the packing was well done. All parts were in perfect shape . It took about 2 mins to hook up my vacuum pump. I had the quick connects that curtis sells installed . What a time saver money well spent. There was a small problem with the lid and I called Curtis and he said he would replace it . I have stabilized some curly maple call blanks and they turned out great. This product will help my call making go to the next level. Thanks, Curtis I will send some pictures of the finished calls . Troy Krueger Zumbro Calls
Troy Krueger
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I received my Mesquite Man's Stabilizing Chamber and first order of Cactus Juice this week and put it right to work. Curtis is great to work with offering good advice and the quality of his work is outstanding. After stabilizing my first couple of rounds of Spalted Maple using his products I wondered why I waited so long to make this purchase. Terry Davis
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West Tawakoni, TX
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Hi there. I was really having a hard time finding a stabilizing product for knife handles up here in Canada so I was pretty pleased when your shipment showed up today - looking forward to trying it out. Thanks for the prompt and professional response.
Dave Hodson
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Thank You Curtis for the fast service for your products! I have used your cactus blanks and the wood blanks, everyone of them has made good looking pens. My most recent order is for the cactus juice and the chamber. A very satisfied customer!!
Herschel Sibley
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Today I'm packaging up the different unique items THat I purchased from Curtis. I like to sell packages of the same items; such as a beautiful blue Cactus (blank) pen with a totally unique money clip with the same cactus blue. The add on sales helps the bottom line. The money clip is by far the best I seen in the industry. Will be buying more in the near future. thanks Curtis
Bill Daniels
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Had great service. Received everything quick. Thanks Curtis. Rick
Ricky Robbins
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Curtis, The stabilizing chamber & cactus juice are wonderful. I have done about 25 blanks so far and all have come out perfect. I have recommended this to a couple of folks already. I am looking forward to the larger chamber.
Dale Canapini
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thank you curtis for a Great product. love this stabilizing system. thank you for the great service. Rick
Ricky Robbins
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Curtis, The Stabilizing Unit and Cactus Juice I got from you is nothing short of fantastic. I love how easy to use and how great it works. I have been using it every day since I received it. It is also great that you can dye blanks and stabilize them at the same time and they come out perfect. No more tossed blanks here. Thank you so much for such a great product. Clyde
Clyde Sloan
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Curtis, I used the wrong drill size on the first blank you sent me, normally this would have been a costly mistake, but your policy really helped. I just finished turning the replacement cactus blank and have to say that was one of the easiest blanks I have turned, but the best part was how the finished product looked. Thank you so much for your quality blanks and unmatched customer service/support!
James Pyle wrote
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Curtis, first I would like to say that your website, letterhead,and packaging is one of the best I have seen, very professional. I turned the Cactus blank, and a Worthless wood blank this past week. They turned very nicely, and are absolutely beautiful. Thanks so much for making these available.
Dale Culbert
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Hi Curtis; I hope you are feeling better. This was my first order and won't be the last. Thank you for the extra blank and your generosity. As one of your customers put it the blanks are so delicious I could eat them! I feel the same way they our just outstanding and so is your service. I can't wait to make my pens. I will be a returning customer for sure. Best Regards George Mosko
George Mosko
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Had a bit of a delay receiving pen blanks, no fault of Turntex. Had an unexpected case of deployment. Finally received pen blanks, have to say well wroth the wait. Thanks, will be ordering more in the future.
James White
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TurnTex Woodworks has, without question, truly high quality blanks, unique gifts and extremely great customer service. I love the cactus pen blanks, the "Texas Hybrid" blanks and the new key chain I am now the proud owner of. Curtis has taken the time to answer any and all questions I have had about turning these items the first time I purchased anything new and I have already put my name on the "waiting list" for products that I have fallen in love with just from the pictures. If you think it looks good in the photos just wait until you have it in your hands - you will be amazed!! I will be back, time and time again and I highly encourage anyone who is considering a purchase either for themselves or for that unique gift to give TurnTex products a try - YOU will BE GLAD that you did!
Linda Kennedy
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I just finished my first money clip. They are a very elegant gift or sale item. I am ordering a few more and some matching key chains to go with them. I plan to give or sell them as a set. Talk about a nice gift for the man who has everything ! Thanks, Curtis, for making this available.
Allan Boutwell
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Curtis, Thanks for getting my shipment out in time for Christmas, even with all the other items you have going on right now Jerry
Jerry Sambrook
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Curtis just got my blanks,and they look Great.I must say you are the best at this.Thanks
John Hall
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These are by far the best pen blanks I've turned to date. The composition of the material turns off like butter and the final product adds a truly executive feel to the overall project. Curtis is like a mad scientist with these blanks and the final turned product shows off his incredible talent. I recently did a artisan festival and the pens made from these blanks were the talk of the show and commanded high prices that the customers were more than happy to pay. Thank you again Curtis, you have a customer for life...or as long as you want to supply these blanks to me!
Timothy Wise
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Curtis, as always I am completely satisfied with the most recent blanks I purchased from you. Your Texas Hybrids have always been some of my favorites (my personal daily writer is made from a Texas Hybrid) and your Original Cactus Blanks are simply the best cactus blank on the market. Thanks Curtis!
Michael Broberg
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Ordered two blanks and they are amazing. Couldn't ask for better quality, or customer service. Curtis was ready and willing to help out with questions. Look forward to buying more!
Margaret Nall
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I have received yet another order and once again the quality is astonishing. I am eager to turn pieces for the money clip and key tag, which are very nice quality. Thank for such great customer service, I really appreciate it.
Cynthia Navarro
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