Customer Comments

Great shipping service

An Australian customer report: Wanted to thanks Curtis and the shipping team for their celerity.

However Australia post took more time to deliver the parcel in central Australia than it took to travel from Texas to Sydney customs.

Thanks for your work and I wish that you had a branch in Australia or in Asia Pacific...

Take care and bless you all for your work and dedication!

Francois Mazieres
Alice Springs, NT, Australia
Date: 2019-08-09

Cactus Juice

Good product and a Good Company to deal with 

Dennis Mazur
Battler Il
Date: 2019-08-09

Great Customer Service

It's great working with a company that provides such personal service.  Curtis is quick to respond to any questions and his products are top rate.  Thanks for being a great supplier of products for my business.

Tom Warnack
United States
Date: 2019-08-07

Great Response Time

As usual fast and friendly service . . like the produce.....have used obout 10-gallons and many more in the future.

James Mercer
United States
Date: 2019-08-06

Great products

Great products, service and Tech Support as always 

Jim Curnow
Stagecoach, NV
Date: 2019-08-05

Cactus Juice purchase

I've used Cactus Juice before with very good results, saving wood that wouldn't have even been firewood. The shipping was fast and secure and the website takes all the mystery out of using the product. Highly recommend the product.

Leo Barton
Date: 2019-08-05

first order of resin and tints

I ordered a " sample"   size of alumilite to test the waters of blank making.   2 days to recieve, wow most impressed with not only the service but the product as well.   Resin was perfect and will be ordering the gallon sizes soon.  No better service or product out there!



Date: 2019-08-03

So satisfied with your product and service, thanks for everything you guys!! Bruce Jordan/Jordan Woodwerx

Very satisfied with your product and service,  thank you so much!

Bruce Jordan
Hanford, ca
Date: 2019-08-01

Very satisfied

Great product, excellent customer service. What is not to like?

Jeffrey Kanter
Date: 2019-08-01

Great stuff

Curtis is great always there to answer those off


the wall questions at least for Me that seem to pop




Very quick shipping .Very pleased I found them I  also bought a vacuum chamber from them works

great ... Don't waste your time trying to build your own .



Ed Barker
United States
Date: 2019-07-29

Great product

I purchased a wood stabilizing tube.  It is very good quality and performs as expected. I would buy this product again and recommend it, great product.

Jeff Vick
Date: 2019-07-29

Satisfied customer


Got my order very quick.  Shipping was reasonable.

Will order again.

Harry Moore
Mayflower, AR
Date: 2019-07-28

A new adventure

I ordered a 6x20 stabilizing chamber from Turntex and a gallon of Cactus Juice to stabilize some Oak burl I found in the forest.  It's an interesting process and something I had never tried before.  Got a used vacuum pump from a HVAC friend and after the wood had sat in my shop attic for 9 months I started stabilizing.  Following the directions Curtis provided with the vacuum chamber, I stabilized my first batch of wood and it came out very nice.  I had several experienced folks tell me that Oak was not the greatest wood to stabilize because it cracked a lot and would have many occlusions and they were right.  However, I am pleased with my first batch of stabilized wood.

Now for the bad news.  Curtis' instructions very specifically advise not to let Cactus Juice get hotter than 85 degrees or bad things will happen.  On my second batch I left my shop shut up for several hours while I did some brush hogging and when I came back to check on the process I learned very quickly why directions should be followed.  The CJ had gotten over 85 and  became a solid mess in the vacuum chamber.  I have returned the chamber and solid mess inside it to Turntex and Curtis is hopeful he can fix the problem.  Hope he can.

Lesson learned for me is that because my shop is not air conditioned I shall only stabilize in the spring, fall and winter in Arkansas when temps in the shop remain below the critical point.

If you want to stabilize your own wood, I highly recommend Turntex and Cactus Juice.


Rick Weaver
United States
Date: 2019-07-28

Always great

As usual Curtis and his team delivered a Great product.

If you haven't used his product do yourself a favor and get some. You wont be sorry

Terry Allen Wegner
United States
Date: 2019-07-27

Quality construction

I just received my vacuum chamber. quality of construction is great!

New Mexico
Date: 2019-07-27


I am a beginner to stabilizing and have not used the Cactus Juice yet. But Turn Tex was quick to get it shipped to me and if that is any indication of how this hole thing is going to go I feel good. 

Tazz Man
Date: 2019-07-27

Never fails to impress

Over the past 5 yrs, I ordered a number of times from Turn Tex and while the product is always first rate, it’s the speed at which my order is processed and shipped.

Prompt isn’t just a word to these people.  Bravo to them for being consistent through the years.

Philadelphia, Pa
Date: 2019-07-26

Everything as expected!

I did a lot of research about stabilizing wood before I made my purchase. Mr. Seebeck has a great reputation for honesty and over the top customer service. If you are purchasing a vacuum stabilizing chamber it may take longer than you would like, but it's because they take the time to make your chamber to order instead of mass producing a fits-all product. Everything worked as expected the first time. On the website you will find a lot of helpful video's to help you understand the process of stabilizing wood. For DIY people, you really cannot ask for more. The lifetime warranty is another reason to buy from Turntex. I would highly recommend the company and the product.

E. Murphy
S/E Michigan
Date: 2019-07-24

Order Excellence

Once again Curtis and his team at Turn Tex have come through. I ordered several items, including tubing, a new vacuum pump saver along with quite a few different dyes, bot for the cactus juice and alumilite. The order was shipped immediately on the same day and was perfect. I only wish all the suppliers for my knifemaking business were as prompt and accurate, not to mention Curtis is good people and will help anyone that asks.

Joe McNeely
United States
Date: 2019-07-21

6 gallons of Cactus Juice and 8" x 26" vacuum chamber

You guys are totally awesome. I had my order the 3rd day after I ordered it. The quality to my chamber is second to none. As long as I'm building gunstocks and stabilizing wood you will be my supplier.

Jim Rockwell
United States
Date: 2019-07-21

Turntex vacuum chamber

Great products and excellent customer service.  Highly recommended. 

Mark Finlay
Date: 2019-07-20

Turn Tex Stabilizing Systen

Got my shipment sooner than promised, everything was there and packed very well (Great Job).

After trying out the system I had a couple of questions and Curtis answered then within just a few minutes

and had all the right answers. I even ask a question on one of the Pen groups and guess what.....Curtis Seebeck even answered

It too.   Great company with all the "Right Stuff"

Thanks Curtis 


William Wright
United States
Date: 2019-07-19

Turn tex

Alumilite is a wonderful product although it’s a bit pricey Turn Tex is the best to purchase it Thanks guys
Date: 2019-07-18

Great products and service

TurnTex is a great company with exceptional customer service and product quality. I can always depend on them to provide answers to my questions. They are an excellent company to deal with. 

William S Konowitz
Date: 2019-07-14

Good service.


Thank you for answering your emails

and delivering a quality product. 

Date: 2019-07-13

This is a great stabilizer

I have been using cactus juice to stabilize pen blanks, pot call blanks and burl pieces for jewelry for a few years. It is a great product!
Gary Kyte
Centennial, Colorado
Date: 2019-07-13


My favorite site to order from , every time I order my resins and colors , they waste no time getting it in the mail ,sometimes I'm truly suprised how fast it gets to my door step and the vacuum Chambers are hands down the best on the market 

Danny Patterson
United States
Date: 2019-07-12

How all businesses should operate

excellent products and kept me informed every step of the way,wouldn’t hesitate to order again 

Aaron Chism
United States
Date: 2019-07-12

Purchase from TurnTex

TurnTex is the place I go to to buy not only Cactus Juice but also Alumilite resin for my turning projects. TurnTex provides fast service and the products have always been of the highest quality.

Frank Fowler
United States
Date: 2019-07-12

100 % Customer Service

Recently got interested in stabilizing wood. Read several articles on same, all were using Cactus Juice, with outstanding results. I had some questions why my pump wouldn't pull a full 30 on the guage, got answers, re-tested working perfect. Plan on using this product till I,or my equipment" give out". Very nice results. First material out of the chamber was some 1300 yr old bog oak. Second was some, highly figured maple I've had on hold for several years till I could get it stabilized. "Got er done". Pro results right at home no waiting, no shipping, reusable fluid, soap and water clean-up win, win,win. Give it a try!
Bruce Stephens
United States
Date: 2019-07-11

Great Product

TurnTex was very quick to respond with confirmation and shipping info. Package arrived as promised. I am very impressed with TurnTex and the level of service i have received. Even though it has all been done online they have made it feel personal. I am new to pen turning, someone gave me some spalted wood which i believe to be tamarind at any rate was pretty soft so needed to be stabilized before using it. I purchased Cactus Juice and it did a fantastic job the wood turned out very nice and made a very nice looking pen blank. I think i am going to make a shaving set out of it next. As stated this is my first try at stabilizing wood so i watched all of the videos and researched the product well. Mr. Seebeck does a good job of explaining and demonstrating in his videos so when i received the product I felt like i knew exactly what to do. I was very happy that my fist attempt went so well. If you follow his directions this is very easy to use and produces fantastic results. Thanks PS i live a couple hours away and travel through your area occasionally I would like to come see your operation someday.
Baytown Tx
Date: 2019-07-08

Superb Service!

Curtis and TurnTex have been notonly supplying my stablizing resin, casting resin and dyes for years now, but he's also the supreme authoritiy on all things related to the art and science of stablizing. Curtis is extremely helpful to all those wantingto learn more about the process and his company, TurnTex, is extremely well run with lightning fast shipping and carefully packed materials. TurnTex is one of those gems of a small business that over delivers on serviceand value. I also highly recommend his "Oven Tamer" for those of you stablilizing in small ovens. Great products and service from get to go.
Tom Gauntt
Kent Island, Maryland
Date: 2019-07-07

Vac Chamber Does the Job

After trying to make my own chamber, I quickly discovered the difference between Acrylic (plexiglass) and PVC. Both 1/8" and 1/4" cylinders of Acrylic cracked and failed when under vacuum, but had they worked my design would have done the job. After learning a $60 lesson, I bought the 4" x 12" chamber made from PVC from Curtis and it works perfectly. Don't try to take shortcuts, just buy a custom chamber and save yourself time and money. Read the manuals that come with the chamber and juice and follow the steps and you should end up with positive results.


Central NH
Date: 2019-07-05

Only product I use for stablilizng

I have been stabilizing my own wood for knife blocks for almost a year now and this is the only product I use. It works great and has never let me down. I do a lot of heavy spalted maple from west coast and it works great on even the super punky stuff. Highly recommend the cactus juice product and this company.  Always super fast shipping. 

Arkansas, USA
Date: 2019-07-05

A+ service

Wow.Lightning fast delivery of exactly what we needed to get our project moving.Great to deal with experts in the field...

Date: 2019-07-05

Great service

I ordered some Caster's Choice mica powders and had them in my possession only a couple days after.  The level of service provided by Curtis Seebeck is top tier and I'm glad to be a repeat customer of his because I know I can rely on quality products being shipped out without delay.  

Tim Seyfried
United States
Date: 2019-07-04

Works great for us

We have been using your product for several years and have been totally satisfied with the results.

We have stabilized many different woods in many different stages of decay and it does the job.

Thanks for all your help!

Starke Smith
Date: 2019-07-04

Cactus juice purchase

Hello,  great company to deal with. I reached out to find who to order cactus juice from and was promptly referred to TurnTex, ordering was easy and rhr product shipped out and was delivered quickly. Thank you for officiating such great service. 

Jerry Davis
Mexico, Ny
Date: 2019-07-04

Outstanding service

I have read time and time again how Curtis goes the extra mile when it comes to service - and I know he has always had great communication and service for me - personally- this is the reason I bought my 6x18 vacuum  chamber - 

i also have read  all the praise for his products on stabilizing groups- can’t wait to try it out- 


Carl Gress
Reading, pa
Date: 2019-07-02

my hero!

Looked forever to find anyone willing to ship me the stabilizing solution!  thanks.


ended up buying a metal vacuum pot and now struggling to find a weight I can see through to know when the bubbling stops!  Wish you sold your weights separately.


Pearl Mikulski
Nome, Alaksa
Date: 2019-07-01

Great Service

It's pleasantly refreshing to do business with such a caring distributor.  The product works great.  Any difficulties I encounter are due to my own inexperience as this is my first attempt at this kind of stabilization.  My receipt came with a hand written thank you note to me, by name.  I will continue to do business with turntex.  Thanks Mr. Seebeck!

Brian O'Kelley
United States
Date: 2019-07-01

Happy customer

I read a post on Facebook where you ask people that order alumilite why didn’t they order from you. Well ive always bought it from the company because of the flat rate shipping until you mentioned how good your customer service is and how fast you shippEd and I thought that I would give it a try. A+ customer service and very fast. You have a new customer. Well worth the couple of extra dollars. Thank you 

Curtis Summars
Date: 2019-06-24

Perfect transaction

Trust me, you can order from here with complete confidence.  Transaction was smooth and simple and shipped as promised.  Probably the best thing is the customer service.  Curtis is more than happy to help out any way he can.  No need to shop around, just place your order and relax. 

Aaron Jenkins
Date: 2019-06-24

New Customer, but will be a returning Customer

Great products at a fair price and exceptional service.  I will definitely be re-ordering in the future.

Jeff H
Date: 2019-06-24


After several hours of research looking for alumilite and discovererd Turn Tex with the most reasonable price.  Being a first time customer to Turn Tex company I Order the product/alumilite with no problems and was very satisfied with this company.  The follow up I received from this company to verify that I was satisfied with the product definitely got my attention.  The respect from this company will be getting my business in the future.  

Thank you 

USA staying strong 

Scott Green
Date: 2019-06-24

Super Satisfied

This is my second purchase from TurnTex.  My first was Cactus Juice a few months ago and I am just now seeing results as I finally have time to turn some of the Maple Burl I stabilized.  Now I purchased Alumilite for casting some blanks and I am loving it too.  I plan on the 8lb kit next.  I highly recommend any of the products they carry. 

Julius Brown
Date: 2019-06-23

Great job!

I researched this purchase thoroughly. I’m happy to say that the reports I read verified that my choice of Turn Tex was a good one. Reasonable prices, great shipping and a great product! I will definitely order again!  

Steve, Limbwood Studio
Upstate New York
Date: 2019-06-23

Great product, fast shipping

Satisfied customer here. Wish more companies operated like yours.

United States
Date: 2019-06-23

First Cactus Juice order

Wow, wow, wow! is all I have to say about the speed with which you filled my first order. I've used the All Vacs stabilizing liquid before but they were never this fast! I've read most of your articles and I had some doubts about how good the 'water clean up' claim would be. I ordered my first batch of dyes and found myself with green and blue hands and fingers after the dying process in spite of the fact that I was wearing gloves. I tried naphtha, mineral spirits and acetone to no avail. Deciding that I'd just have to live with the colors until they wore off. Much to my surprise and satisfaction I went to wash off the thinners from my hands and low and behold, the soap and water completely took away the stains! I'm a true believer now!

Raymond Lanham
United States
Date: 2019-06-22


Very happy with your product and service, thank you

Ken Smith
Date: 2019-06-22