Customer Comments

Great product and easy to deal with company!

As a small business owner I rely on quality suppliers and great products.

The team at Turn Tex and their Cactus juice stabilizing resin are by far the best you can get.

Buy with confidence that you will recieve your product very quickly and they are avaliable to answer any questions.


Kyle McFerran / Langley City Shave Shop
Date: 2019-05-29

Best Company. Best Product.

TurnTex is the best company to purchase from! The cactus juice is kickass and has helped us make our products SO much better. They give you all the information you need to be successful while using their stuff and they are always there if you have any questions. Keep rocking it, love you guys! 

Sam Omer
Salt Lake City, Utah
Date: 2019-05-28

Alumilite Order

Only place I shop for Alumilite.  Fast responding and great customer service.

Don Thornock
United States
Date: 2019-05-28

Great Stuff!

Very new to turning, casting and stabilizing.

But one thing I’ve learned is: if it’s porous, stabilize it. 

Otherwise it will “bloom” when you cast it. 

Turntex is a good company in that their service is outstanding and their prices are reasonable and competitive. 

I will continue to make them my go to supplier. 

Date: 2019-05-27

Great service

I placed an order, so I could hook up my second chamber.  Within about 3 minutes, I had a call from Curtis, who wanted to talk through my order to ensure that I had ordered the right items.  We talked through my plan, found an easier way to do it, which means I needed less parts.


Simply put. Rather than just sell me things, Curtis took time out to work with me for the right solution. This is the definition of great customer service.


In addition to this, I also had purchased some more of his new dyes a few days before.  Having received the parts, I used the new dyes.  I have to say the Green is amazing.


Thank you again Curtis for your help, and your wonderful products.


Date: 2019-05-24


Fast shipping, great customer service, great product. What more could you want.. I will be ordering again.  Chad

chad robinett
United States
Date: 2019-05-24

Can't fault them

I order from turntex a couple of times a year and even though I'm in Australia its ridiculously fast. They are always so happy to help and knowledgable about there products. I often contact Curtis for advice and he replies every full of info and quickly. Thanks Murrill and Son Forge.

Date: 2019-05-23

knife scales


Thanks for shipping the cactus juice promptly,-thought I'd be using it before now.

I have finally gotten all the pieces of things needed to stabilize some wood knife scales.  Quite a lot involved before doing the actual cactus juice ,

I am planning on the first cactus juice this fri and have a    couple of questions you probably can answer.

I cut all my knife scales  1 1/8 "x 1 5/8"

cooked them in the toaster oven to dry.  Bagged them-

Is it ok to stabilize them in this size and then after cured ,- slice those blocks down to 3/8" to have book matched scales ?

Or--slice them BEFORE curing to 3/8" ?     Does it even matter??

I don't want to have them sliced into bookmatched pairs and get them all mixed up w/o having them marked.

If you think it is better to slice them to final size before stabilizing/curing I would do that but how would you mark them pairs?

What would one mark them with that would with stand the juice activity and possible dissolving  say a sharpie marker?


Thanks for your help

Ron Birkenmeier


Ron Birkenmeier
Date: 2019-05-20


Great service, follow up, and a great product. Can't ask for much more than that!
David Yager
Mendocino CA & Todos Santos, BCS, Mexico
Date: 2019-05-20

stabilizing blanks

I purchased a 6x10 inch stabilization tank and love it.  Just stack the blanks on end, install the retaining plate, fill with Cactus Juice and sit back and watch the bubbles.   The stabilized blanks are much easier to drill and turn with the sanding and finishing process a breeze.  Saves time and money in the future by stabilizing your blanks and not paying premium prices for commercial stabilized blanks.  6 inch tank will work to stabilize small bowl blanks as well as pepper shaker size blanks.

Stabilized some blue pine, which is very soft, and then turned some stunning dyed pen and letter opener sets.  Friends loved them.  Even stabilized a corncob.  Turned out great.

Great product and will be happy to tell anyone that is thinking about doing their own stabilization to give it a try, you'll love the results

Glen Intermill
Eagle Point, OR
Date: 2019-05-18

6 gallons of Cactus Juice

You guys are awesome. Fast shipping.I ordered the complete chamber plumbing kit, a vacuum gauge, some miscellanous fitting and 6 gallons of CJ. Can't say anything but good. Thank You for your awesome service.I talked to Curtiss a few days before I ordered. I had questions about making my own chamber while waiting for my 8" x 26" chamber to be built. Curtiss gave me all the info I needed. Thanks again. Jim Rockwell

James Rockwell
United States
Date: 2019-05-17

Mail Order

Response to and delivery of oder was as promised, timely and complete.
robert harrison
Paint Lick, KY
Date: 2019-05-17

Cactus juice

Turn-Tex Cactus Juice is a great stabilizing agent.  I use it for stabilizing buckeye burl and results are really good.  Service and product are excellent.

Lawrence Frede
Fresno, Ca
Date: 2019-05-16

Satisfied customer

Very satisfied with the order that I will be ordering from them again.

Cecil Yates
Date: 2019-05-15

Should have bought more

product is great and easy to use. Looking forward to trying some colors. 

Jason Landrio
Date: 2019-05-14

Great product

Great product for stabilizing, wood, antler and bone! The dyes are easy to work with and great penetration! Best of all it doesn't stain your hands! 

Robert Meluskey Jr.
United States
Date: 2019-05-13

Very Happy

I'm very happy with your product. Cactus Juice is the best stabilizing Resin I've used. My new vaccum chamber is just like i wanted. Thanks for the great piece of equipment.
Randy Coats
Odessa Texas
Date: 2019-05-13

Amazing, user friendly, and consistent!

Awesome product! Very versatile and user friendly, easy for even the most novice. Has shown to be effective at stabilizing things I didnt even think would be possible! First time using the Cactus Juice dye, and so far very pleased with it. Very intense colors.

North Pole, Alaska
Date: 2019-05-13

Great Customer Service

Great Customer Service and fast delivery. Could not ask for anything more.

David Draeger
Date: 2019-05-13

First order of Cactus Juice

This is my first attempt at stabilizing wood and I went with the recommendations found in YouTube videos regarding the stabilizing material.  I purchased my Cactus Juice from TurnTex and found the process simple and fast.  When the product arrived, it was packaged properly to withstand the riggers that comes from the shipping processes.  Great job and I will continue to use TurnTex when I need more Cactus Juice,.

Jeff Hansen
Oracle, AZ
Date: 2019-05-12

New Beginner

Being a new turner and wanting to learn as much as possible before spending the dollars, Curtis is the best source of good information on the "how to" of stabilizing and casting, the do's and don'ts and the right equipment "proven" to work. I have his casting tank, the vacuum pump dryer adapter and will not buy Alumilite or Cactus Juice from anyone but him, period. Further he answers all questions and keeps developing new products and ideas. 

You can trust his skill, knowledge and sincere love of what he does. Craig, P.O. Box 947, Buffalo, MO 65622

Craig A. Alderman
Buffalo, MO
Date: 2019-05-12

Fantastic Experience

I couldn't be happier with my TurnTex experience.  I don't know that I've ever shopped somewhere with faster shipping.  I'll be a lifelong customer after just 1 order.


Hunter Pridgen
Benson, NC
Date: 2019-05-12

Thank you.

Top service & product. Thank you vary much. Highly recommend.
Chris Cummings
Dallas Texas
Date: 2019-05-12

Awesome support

After cooking my temperature sensor cable due to my own neglect, TurnTex sent me out a cable at no charge.  I'm not entirely surprised, having grown up in Texas, but this is above and beyond service.  I can't recommend this business enough.

Cheyenne Alspach
United States
Date: 2019-05-11

Very happy with products

I have now bought Cactus Juice and Alumilite from TurnTex.  I had not left a review before because I had to wait until our night temps stayed above 50F to actually use the products.  Both products work very well.  I used the Cactus Juice to stabilize pine cones, peach pits and worthless wood that I had.  The results have been great

Ross Hathaway
United States
Date: 2019-05-10

Fast shipping even over a weekend

Wow, didn’t expect such quick delivery. Ordered later on Friday, received confirmation and shipping notice with 2 gallons of cactus juice and some dye in hand by Thursday using regular shipping. Great service.
Mike Drake
Indianapolis, IN
Date: 2019-05-07

The Best in Wood Stabilization

Curtis at TurnTex has been great from start to finish on my order. Not only that, he provides customer service and information long after your purchase. I had bought a few cheaper stabilization chambers prior to ordering mine from TurnTex. Ironically, I was using Cactus Juice to stabilize the woods. Both of the chambers I bought from competitors failed. I then set out to put an order in with Curtis. There is a 6 week waiting period because he custom builds each chamber to order. It was well worth the wait. These are the best chambers and they are built by the most respected guy in the wood stabilization industry. Had I known this prior, I would have bought my chambers directly from Curtis. You live, you learn. Curtis stands behind his product and I have met many who have guided me along the way to attest to this. Buy the best, buy it first. Don't be like me. 

Josh Dudleston
United States
Date: 2019-05-05

Benchmark Knowledge, Products, Service

Thank you Curtis for guiding me into such a great hobby.  The knowledge I’ve gained from your guides and instructions is unmatched.  Everything’s posted on the website, and it’s easy to find Turntex instructional videos.  Great social media presence.  Great products.  I can’t wait to get my vacuum chamber and pump saver.  I just wish I had ordered from Turntex before I spent hard earned money on cheap and inferior stop-gap equipment.  Turntex offers investment quality products that are designed to outperform and outlast the others.  Well worth the investment.  I even upgraded my vacuum pump, based on Turntex product guidance.  Take Curtis’ advice, it’s based on solid experience and solid judgement.  I’ve also ordered supplies, Cactus Juice.  Packaged and shipped within a day, and I received it within a couple of days.  Lightning quick!!  I also appreciate that Curtis is available for help and advice.  He took the time to return my call to offer instructions and coaching.  That’s unheard of!!  Thank you Curtis.  You’ve gained another devoted customer!

Stanley Schaefer
Lumberton, TX
Date: 2019-05-05

Kansas Turner

Thanks for great service, quick shipping, greast website to work from. I will be back to order more product.

Gary J Hobbie
United States
Date: 2019-05-05

Alumilite Resin and Mica powders

product was delivered when scheduled and as promised, I believe this was my 3rd order with Turn Tex and have never had an issue. Thank you

Jeff toulson
Riverside, Ca
Date: 2019-05-02

Love the new Dyes.

Sure like the new electric blue doing Rocket red today. Thanks.

Ricky Robbins
Olympia Wa.
Date: 2019-05-02

6” X 12” Stabilizing Chamber

Got everything as promised on time. In the process of getting my shop ready. Will try in the next couple of weeks.  

Bert Lane
Lubbock, Tx
Date: 2019-04-30

Great Products and Service

Just received my chamber! Works superb, I couldn't be more satisfied. The customer service from Curtis Seebeck is top-notch!
Woody Collingwood
United States
Date: 2019-04-29

Very happy

got my package and was pack very well!  I have never had anything broken or damaged and that is says no something.

Date: 2019-04-29

Best I've used.

I've tried a few different stabilizing resins. This one is the best I've used. Easy to purchase online, shipped fast. No nonsense. Easy.

William Vankuren
United States
Date: 2019-04-28

Great company!

TurnTex is a great comoany. Their product, cactus juice, is the best stabilizing product that I’ve used. They are quick to respond with question and shipping  is fast.

Pam hoven
Lake elmo mn
Date: 2019-04-26

You are the best.

Thank you.

Date: 2019-04-26

Amazingly Fast and Simple

I ordered a quart of Cactus Juice resin to stabilize some burl and black palm, and within 24 hours it had shipped, and it arrived incredibly fast. Besides being the manufacturer of Cactus Juice, they are also the cheapest supplier that I could find. After receiving the easy-to-use bottle, I was also able to contact TurnText to receive insightful advice to help in my stabilization. I'd definitely recommend buying some from them!

Jacob Smith
Date: 2019-04-25

Ordered Cactus Juice & dyes

Product and customer service are excellent! I had some questions and they answered them thoroughly and quickly. Highly recommend! This is my second time ordering their product, and as a knifemaker this has helped me bring the entire process from forging to handle making in house. Thanks! @reddragonforge
Mike P
Date: 2019-04-25

Super Service

Great product and service. Always available to answers questions on how to use the produce. Great at answering questions. Really fast shipping. 

Golden Co
Date: 2019-04-25

Great Products and Customer Service

Everytime I order something from Turntex I get a great product and great customer service. My last order was for a vacuum chamber. It took a bit longer to get it than I expected but Curtis explained that he was a bit behind due to personal family issues. I respect a man who puts his family first. His products are the best on the market. Curtis provides endless support to the stabilizing community through participation in facebook groups and gives the best advice even if it does not lead to a sale.
Andy Henderson
Cypress TX
Date: 2019-04-22

Great service

Great service, fast and painless shipping to Canada.  Easier than ordering from local suppliers and showed up in 3 days.  

london canada
Date: 2019-04-21

Joe McNeely Custom Blades

I just received my order of 5 gallons of Cactus Juice and several bottles of dye.  I have ordered from Curtis many times before and each and every time, The product is shipped the same day or if I order late in the day, by the next morning.  Curtis and everyone on his team have always been more than helpful.  I have tried other stabilizing resins and have found I get the best results with Cactus Juice.  If you have any problems, TurnTex Woodworks is ready to more than help you.  Since I do all my work in my shop, I rely on the best products I can get and will always use TurnTex for all my stabilizing and casting needs.


Joe McNeely



Joe McNeely
Ruidoso, NM USA
Date: 2019-04-20

Everything worked perfect

The cactus juice worked perfect , of coarse mr sea Becks info talking with him is on point .  If there’s a question he has the answer . Can’t thank him enough . If you do as he suggests you cannot go wrong  thanks alan

Alan chornak
Mechanicsburg pa
Date: 2019-04-16

Superior Quality and Service...

How a company does business says a lot about the integrity of its ownership.  Having dealt with TurnTex over the last several years and most recently within the last month I can unequivocally vouch for their Superior Product Quality and Customer Service. Curtis and his staff are very helpful and quiding.  More so, they are nice, honest people that readily deserve your business.

John E Beck
United States
Date: 2019-04-15

Great Company!

I am new to stabilizing wood and need as much data as I can get to dive into this new phase of wood turning. I found Curtis to be a wealth of information. He is very generous with his time and knowledge. I am glad I contacted him and am looking forward to processing my first batch of stabilized blanks. I have a bunch of wood that looks like it will be fantastic But it is in need of stabilization to become a high quality pen. TurnTex is easy to do business with and they have a stellar reputation among wood turners. 

Thanks Curtis. I’ll circle back once I have some stuff processed and turned to let you know how it all worked out. 

Jim Grissom
Hayward, CA
Date: 2019-04-15

Great company and products

I feel like Cactus juice is the best stabilizing resin on the market. It consistently achieves the best best results. Turn tex also goes above and beyond to answer any questions. Top not customer service.
United States
Date: 2019-04-14

great to work with

have not got to use yet but service is great fast and very helpful.






Dwayne E Clark
Date: 2019-04-14


As usual, great product and great shopping. Never disappointed!
United States
Date: 2019-04-13

amount of part B

i just got time to open shipment from you surprised to find that the jug of part B was not as full as part A poured out part A till jug was same level as part B surprised that there was about 250 grams less in part B jug no spillage in shipment so the jug was not filled at your end very disappointed because this will short me at the end of the jugs cant be that much of a weight different between part A and part B

My comment:  Alumilite Clear is sold by weight, not volume.  You ordered an 8# kit which is 4# of A and 4# of B as stated in the description.  Part B of Alumilite has a higher specific gravity and, as such, will have less in the bottle.  This is why Alumilite Clear is ONLY to be mixed by weight and not volume.  I guarantee the bottle was filled properly and that you will end up with just the right amount when you finish the jugs!

jerry e. juenger
Date: 2019-04-13