Customer Comments

Curtis, First I would like to thank you for all the help and info you gave me on the phone. It was greatly appreciated! I got a little worried when the Cocobolo did not cure right away. Secondly I think you have a great product in Cactus Juice, it seems to work as described. It also works great ! Which in this day and age there are a lot of things on line that do not deliver what they say they will. Your product not only delivers as stated, but your follow up help/service is fantastic ! There are not very many people out there that would go as far as you do to make sure a customer is happy. Along with giving info out freely!! You have taken a service that I am sure many people find not only expensive but a hassle and put it with in range. Thank you! Dan Burnette :D If you get a chance checkout my site http://www.rebelblades.com
Rebel Blades Custom Knives
Clermont Florida
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I've tried many others, but cactus juice is the best I have tried, it does everything you said even better. Thanks for the fast shipping and all the info on how to use it.
george vasiliou
boynton beach, FL
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[size=100]~~~A ROCK POLISHERS DREAM PRODUCT~~~:D I am a lapidarist (rock jewelry maker) and slice, shape and polish some exotic, but all beautiful types rocks, that I get from all over the continent. Curtis's Cactus Juice works wonderfully on stabilizing rocks of all types, and is the answer to working with any fragile or fractured or brittle rock/stones that otherwise would crumble/fracture into pieces when slicing them with my rock saw or grinding them into shapes to make jewelry. Before meeting Curtis and using his Excellent Cactus Juice, with some type stones, I had to settle with making small pendants, etc., because some type rocks would fracture into pieces while slicing and grinding them. Now that's never a problem~! I Really like that it is a One Part resin, which means it can be reused repeatedly, when stored at cooler temps. When the vacuum has pulled all the air out of the stone (yes, there is air inside rock) and replaced it with the resin, all that was not used in the process, can be reused, over and over again, until the product is gone. There is No waste, at all. That makes Cactus Juice VERY Cost Effective~!! It is clear in and on, the stone, and can even be very highly polished on it's own, if wanted. The easy heat curing is fast, and does not need high heat to do it's work, and is done in a toaster oven typically.[/size]
Don J.
Leander, TX
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Five star service! Looking forward to a long relationship.\r\n\r\nThanks Curtis.\r\n\r\n
Tom Costanza
Langhorne PA
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Took a while to get my chamber, Curtis was swamped over the winter. However, the wait was worth it. Workmanship is top notch, fit and finish are worthy of a pen maker. I have run four batches so far, need to refine my technique some, but every blank is usable. My only comment is it would be nice if there some standoffs in the bottom of the chamber to keep the blanks elevated. I have been using popsicle sticks for this. Overall, a 4.0 grade. Well done. [color=red]My comments: I used to glue in some standoffs but stopped since it made the chamber harder to wash out. I recommend using bamboo skewers since these are cheap and can be removed to clean.[/color] Jake
Bryce Jacobson
Tennessee summer, Arizona winter
Date: 0000-00-00

Since receiving my order of Cactus Juice I have stabilized 5 sets of box elder scales. The first set of scales I immediately place on one of my forged blades. The scales are beautiful and the Cactus Juice worked like a charm. Super product. John Giannini (Lion of Judah Forge)
John Giannini
MN
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again Curtis, I am enjoying using the juice I just bought. I have some wood with worm holes I am planning to use just to see what it looks like in a call. I will plug the holes give them a shot with the c.j. Hopefully I will be able to send pics soon. Ray Finchum @ Wetdreamin\' Game Calls (Duck and Goosedreamin\' calls)
R. Finchum
Melissa, Tx.
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Hi Curtis, My name is Ray Finchum. I purchased the Cactus Juice several weeks ago and just had the opportunity to use it. I had some spalted Tamarind that I made a call from and used ca to finish, hoping it would seal some of the holes in the wood. I could put my finger over the exhaust and blow and it would sound like a whistle. Even with the ca I still had to seal holes. I also had some walnut with nice grain but each time I got right down to the last few cuts it blew up, literally. Wood everywhere. I used the cactus juice in a home made vacuum(pickle jar with a cheap brake bleeder). After about 1 1/2 to 2 hrs. I took it out and baked it at 250 for 1 hr.I thought it was ruined. Juice caked the outside and looked awful. When I turned it, the wood was beautiful and hard. No discoloration on either one and they turned like a dream. I am thoroughly impressed with the product and am going to try to order a v. chamber soon with more cactus juice. I have some punky box elder to condition and use so I am looking forward to using the dyes also. I will let you know how it works out and try to send pics. Thanks again. Ray Finchum
R. Finchum
Melissa, Tx.
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Very happy with the product works amazing easy to use just fellow the instructions thanks greg graham Ps ill be8) back for more...:D
greg graham
knox in.
Date: 0000-00-00

Chamber is a little smaller than I thought but size is as specified. Very well constructed, clean lines and flawless seams. Visually appealing, if not for the hose attachment on the top, would appear to be a designer fish tank. All in all, a well constructed and beautiful product.:D
James White
Joint Security Area, South Korea
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I thoroughly enjoy my chamber. Can't thank you enough for the replacement due to the fact that i wasn't man enough to read the directions and left the cactus juice store in the tank! Warning label on the tank is a good touch. I'll do better
Dave Smith
Lilburn Ga.
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Very fast service. Turn Tex has to be the world leader in being dedicated to the 100% satisfaction of ALL customers.
Pete
Pleasant Grove, Al
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I found the willingness to share information very helpful. It also gave me confidence I will get the results I want with the Cactus Juice. Your service has been exceptional. \r\nThank you,\r\nScott K.
Scott K.
Pozo, CA
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Great Product! Excellent Service, Fast, Delivery, Thank You Curtis.
Joanna White
Manchester, MI
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I have not had a chance to use to cactus juice yet because I am still working on a vacuum chamber and pump but the juice got here in a timely manor and without problems
Keith Brown
La Porte texas
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Great service and cactus juice is a great product.:D
warren glover, bubba knives
georgia
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I received my vacuum chamber after a bit of a wait, but the wait was well worth it. I've had some slightly punky spalted maple and spalted big leaf maple burl laying around my shop for years. I didn't want to throw it out because the color and grain in these woods would make exhibition grade pen blanks. I tried a couple of different stabilizing ideas that I had read about on the web with disappointing results. Then I found Curtis and his Cactus Juice. Cactus Juice and the TurnTex vacuum chamber lived up to, and exceeded, my expectations. The system is straight forward and Cactus Juice is easy to use. I expect to be able to make up my initial investment easily. It has definitely saved some spectacular wood in my shop. Thanks Curtis!
David
Macomb, Illinois
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I am in the middle of curing my first knife scales. The Mesquite Man vacuum chamber is extremely well-built. Top notch. Fit and finish are excellent. Craftsmanship is alive and well in San Marcos. It also works exactly as described without any drama (which is the way it ought to be). Now the rest is up to me. Hope my skills are up to the job.
David
Texas
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I placed my first order for a gallon of Cactus Juice on late Friday and you kept me informed of the steps you were taking with my order and by Monday evening it was delivered. What service, normally I wait five business days before receiving anything I order on line.
Joseph Berreth
Palestine, Texas
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Great products and services.I enjoy working with Curtis.He spent 3hrs with me going over my vacuum chamber and gave me a lot of pointers:I look forward dealing with him in future. William Taylor
William Taylor
Pearsall Tx
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Dear Curtis, Thank you for all your help on the phone with us answering our questions and for your helpful web site. We appreciate your fast response to our order and your attention to detail. The quality of your products is excellent. We enjoyed the craftsmanship and beauty that is evident in your photo gallery. Sincerely Yours, Joanna and Maryanna
Joanna and Maryanna White
Manchester, Michigan
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Hey Curtis, Great stuff and quick shipping, this juice is awesome. I really like the way it finishes like real wood and not the plastic feel like the other junk on the market. The way it works on Spalted Maple is amazing. Thanks for your help and input, very helpful. I'll be back, Clay
Clay Tweedy
Minnesota
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Cactus Juice is superior to anything I have used in the past, making turning a pleasure rather then a project. This is my second order and I will order again as long as there is wood out there needing stabilization. Not only is this a superior product but the customer support is exceptional, Thanks Curtis for all your helpful advice.
Ernie phelps
Florida
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I recently purchased a quart of Cactus Juice to see just how well it worked. The first thing I used it on was some spalted Tamarind, it worked just like it was suppose to !!! I then proceeded to try to stabilize anything I could find, which led me to the woods out back. I found the worst, most crumbly piece of wood I could. If you squeezed this stuff it would crumble. I carefully sawed it to a useable size and proceeded to stabilize it. When it came out of the oven it was hard as a rock. I drilled it and tried to make a call barrel from it. It was the most god awful looking thing (because of the large cracks in the wood), but it worked and I was even able to press on a brass band. I then decided to stabilize some antler I had laying around and it to worked perfectly. I must say that this stuff that Curtis sells is more than fantastic. It will do exactly what he says it will do !! I would recommend this to anyone working with spalted wood or anything porous that can handle 45 min at 200 degrees.. I loved it and will definitely be ordering more in the future..
Trent McBride
Sand Springs , OK.
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This was mny frist order,and it will not be my last. It a pleasure to deal with a company like this one.
Bill Smith
Brownsville Tx.
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Fantastic product,Fast Shipping,Highly Recommended...Good Communication.
charles payne
clover sc
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Great service on a great product. Cactus juice does a fine job.
warren glover, bubba knives
georgia
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Curtis has been very diligent in keeping me apprised of the status of my vacuum chamber and has filled my orders for Cactus Juice very quickly. The quality of the chamber and it's construction was beyond my expectations and should provide years of service. The Cactus Juice works as described and has been a life savor on some Buckeye Burl and Myrtle Burl that I am using for projects other than pens. [img]http://www.flickr.com/photos/deuce00/8521685677/in/photostream[/img] Thanks Curtis, for all the assistance! Tom
Tom
Spring, TX
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I recently received my LARGE vacuum chamber from TurnTex Woodworks. I did have to wait a while, which was fine with me. The status of the order was always communicated to me and I was always given the opportunity to obtain a refund. I never took the refund and patiently waited for my product to arrive. When the order shipped I received communication about the shipping and tracking number. The package arrived in perfect condition and everything was packed to handle any 'mis-handling' by UPS. The craftsmanship of the large chamber; inner chamber and complete accessories are amazing. The lid for the container is also a beautiful piece of wood. I can tell everything is done with [b]pride of ownership[/b]. The video on how to use the chamber is great. He willingly offers assistance and as long as I buy the Cactus Juice from him; my warranty on the chamber is in full force forever. What an amazing world this would be if every company had customer service like TurnTex Woodworks. I am a proud owner of the Large Stabilizing Chamber and will remain a customer of the fine products from TurnTex Woodworks. Mark Gum
Mark Gum
Denver Colorado
Date: 0000-00-00

This is the best stabalized wood I have used bar none. I will be purchasing more in the future. The service us great. Thank Allan
Allan
salt lake citu
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Quick shipping on 2nd order of cactus juice. Love the stuff and Curtis' availability to answer any question.
Richard Landreth
United States
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I was warned that it would take some time for my order to be prepared and that was accurate. The chamber arrived about a week ago and my report could not be more positive. The workmanship is perfect and the level of performance could not be higher. Quite frankly, I really feel that it would be a good value at twice the price. I purchased the largest chamber and a couple of gallons of the liquid.
James Bodman
Chicago, Illinois
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I'm very happy with my TurnTex vacuum chamber and Cactus Juice.
Bob Comerford
Rhode Island
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Hi I just wanted to say thanks again Curtis for the fast ship time on my items. I enjoy stabilizing all my wood. Its so great to work with the wood after stabilizing it, also recently i have been adding some dyes to the cactus juice, and it works great the dye is vacuumed all the way through the wood. thanks again Neil8)
neil mattison
pt charlotte fl, and Verona island Maine
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I recently ordered a 32oz bottle of Cactus Juice from Curtis and I was very pleased with his responsiveness. The order was processed quickly and when I asked a question via e-mail Curtis responded in a very timely manner. Very good service. The important thing is that the stuff really works. A few months ago I rigged up a set of equipment to impregnate reel seat blanks for fly rods. I bought a used 1/6hp rocking piston GAST vacuum pump that will pull a 27inHg vacuum off of eBay, made some Delrin lids with O-ring seals to fit into the mouths of re purposed' pasta jars (I didn't have any pickle jars on hand at the time), and started to experiment. I tried PEG (polyethylene glycol), thinned PVA, plexiglas dissolved in acetone, all the standard agents. The plexiglas/acetone pretty much worked but it was a messy hassle and the acetone had undesirable side effects. Curtis' methacrylate was recommended on a bamboo fly rod forum, I tracked him down through the IAP, and placed an order. Over the past few days I've tried the juice with several species (punky spalted maple, holey Ramon root, buckeye burl, etc) and all my results have been very satisfactory. My impregnation/stabilization problems are now considered to be solved. The only negative comment I can make is that the shipping costs are high. But that is pretty much becoming the nature of things. [color=red]My note: I only charge actual UPS negotiated rates shipping. The shipping on this order was high, probably due to location. My cart charged $17.01 and my actual shipping was $15.63. Retail rates would have been $16.43. As per my shipping policy, I have refunded $1.38 in excess shipping to Mr. Coles. Next time, I will know to use USPS for this location. I am committed to not wasting customer money on shipping any more than what I have to pay![/color]
Bryan Coles
Whitefish, MT
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I ordered my first gallon of Cactus Juice from Curtis recently. Product was received in a timely manner. This stuff is all that it's cracked up to be and more. I've used different products over the years to stabilize the scales for my knives, some bought and some home brew but nothing I've used in the past can even compare with Cactus Juice. I even ran some scales through the process that I had already stabilized with another product and was amazed at how much air was still in the scales. Guess I just thought they were stabilized before but now using the Cactus Juice I KNOW that they are. A great product and this definitely won't be my last order. Thanks for a great product, Mike Conner ConnerKnives
Mike Conner
Texas
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I have not had time to use the Cactus Juice I received from TurnTex as yet but I do want to congratulate Curtis on his very quick shipping and his concern with customer satisfaction. I learned about the product from a fellow knife maker who is very satisfied with his results. Feel free to try this product for your wood stabilizing as Curtis will quickly refund you money if it doesn't work. He has the best warranty in the business.:D
Wayne Echols, Echols Made Knives
Clarkesville, GA
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Hi Curtis, I have ordered a new vacuum pump so that we can do a proper job with the juice. The little air driven one that we were using wasn't up to the task.​ As soon as we get the new one we will do another batch or two and then I will give you a proper update on our experience's. So far we have enjoyed working with you and has been very much a pleasure. Now we're just waiting again with high anticipation. It's funny watching two senior citizens acting like little kid's waiting for Christmas morning.
Jack Chaney dba Coos CUstom Calls
Coos Bay, Oregon The other God\'s country
Date: 0000-00-00

Thank you for making and delivering a great line of products. I love the vacuum chambers, the juice and dyes you sent. I used to wonder how people could make such beautifully stabilized scales. After watching your excellent video series, I purchased all necessary items from you and tried my hand at it. I was amazed at how well my first set of scales turned out! And as time goes by and I fine tune my process, the end results get better and better. Also, I can’t thank you enough for your outstanding customer service! You’ve come to my aid a few times and you always provide accurate instructions and are patient with me. \r\n\r\nAgain, thank you for providing the best products and service on the market. I greatly appreciate all you do to help me make truly custom knives! \r\n\r\n\r\n:D
T. J. Brennan
Massachusetts
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I purchased a couple "juiced up" stabilized pen blanks and "Texas Hybrid" pecan blank. After an order snafu (that was resolved to my COMPLETE satisfaction via a short phone call with Curtis) the blanks arrived. Being a novice turner the little experience I had turning stabilized wood blanks prior was pretty disastrous but I was pleasantly surprised when I turned the first of these. My prior experience the stabilized blank turned like turning stone, i.e., was hard to turn. These blanks, while being harder to turn than just wood, were only moderately harder to turn which made it an enjoyable experience both in turning & finishing this product. The "texas Hybrid" pen turned super easy and once I talk to an expert (that's you Curtis) on how to correctly finish this combo wood & acrylic pen I'll be adding a super gorgeous pen to my collection.
jvmccrum
Clarksville, TN
Date: 0000-00-00

I haven't tried the product yet I'm still working getting a vacuum setup. Nonetheless what I can say is that doing business with Turn Tex was one of the best dealings I have ever had with a company. Living in Hawaii dealing with mainland companies is usually an interesting experience. What made the difference is personal service, but more than that a person the cares, really cares for his customers and the quality of service he provides. In my 22 years of experience as a businessman in Hawaii, I can honestly say if you have a problem with this company YOU have a problem. Honest and trustworthy beyond expectations. Thank You Larry Peck
Larry
Hawaii
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This was my first order with TurnTex. It exceeded all expectations. More orders to follow. Thanks Curtis.
Tom Costanza
Langhorne PA
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We visited with you at SWAT at Waco 2012 and found your product interesting and you were very informative so much that we decided to visit your shop and see first hand what all you were doing. Since receiving your product(s) we have been stabilizing many things of interest to what we do in our studio. I think your product has no limits. We have stabilized deer antler and colored them to our satisfaction. Colored deer antler pens look just great and add a feature to pens that few will ever see unless they use your products or buy pens from folks like us.
Joe and Jan Berreth
Palestine, Texas
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I'm on my second gallon of Cactus Juice Stabilizing Resin...this is a SUPERB product that is within almost any budget. My budget is very limited but I will ALWAYS find a way to "get my Juice!!" I turn a lot of limb wood, mainly spalted (and quite often very punky) Oak and Red Cedar limbs. Limb wood is extremely unstable wood with compressed AND relaxed growth rings, cut a piece and in a few days time it's splitting/cracking. In the past I had to literally chase the splits with CA or I would lose the piece...I've lost a lot of wood until now. With many thanks to Curtis and his MesquiteMans Cactus Juice I am able to save the wood I find. I've even stabilized wood that was already cracking and the Cactus Juice stopped it from propagating. In fact I have NOT LOST ONE PIECE that has been stabilized with Cactus Juice!! Besides, Curtis Seebeck is a very professional and pleasant man to do business with. Thank You Curtis, Sterling Moeller
Sterling Moeller
Choctaw, OK
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Absolutely stellar product! The workmanship is precise and the clean lines lend themselves to something that was manufactured at a European luxury car manufacturer. Very satisfied with my purchase, although I would recommend getting a size larger than what you initially think you need! The chamber is built like a little tank and the attached gauge an fittings are neat and professionally installed. I'll purchase again in the near future. Hawk
Hawk Pilot
Non-Gun Free Zone Alabama
Date: 0000-00-00

Curtis, I have been playing around with stabilizing knife scales for some time with minwax wood hardener and other types of sealers with less than favorable results. I just want to say that after one time of using your cactus juice I'm sold. You can really tell the difference just by the weight of the scales after they come out of the oven. I'm using a glass jar with a commercial rotary vain vacuum pump right now which limits me on the amount of scales (2 pair) I can stabilize at one time. I can't wait for the stabilization tank that I ordered from you. Another thing, I really appreciate your attitude of sharing knowledge. Thank you for the phone tutorial on moisture content yesterday. Thanks again for everything, Allen Haney (custom knife maker)
Allen Haney
Farmersville, Texas
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I've bought 2 gallons of Cactus Juice from TurnTex and Love it! I work with a lot of old wood, so it is important to stabilize the pieces before drilling or turning them into pens. Before placing my first order Curtis spent a good amount of time with me on the phone helping me understand the process and what I would need. It has been both time and money well spent and I would not hesitate to recommend Cactus Juice.
John Greco
NJ
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I bought some of Curtis' Cactus Juice to do some stabilizing and had questions thru the process of trying it out on different and unusual materials. Curtis was very helpful and even offered to try out some of the material that I was looking to stabilize. It's suppliers like this that give that extra little service that make it easier and more pleasurable dealing with and will continue using his products as a consequence. :D:D:D
Mike Brouillette
NH
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Turntex Cactus Juice is great stuff and Curtis always gets my orders turned around quickly. Thanks for offering such a great product.\r\n\r\n
Eric Goertz
Colorado
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great product would recommend it to anyone wishing to stabilize wood
d hall
holland ny
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