Customer Comments

Curtis I'm very happy with chamber, it is very well built, it is everything that it is said to be , it's straight forward easy to use. The calls that where made did not last long in the shop.
Dennis Sentner
MA
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I have recently purchased a production chamber, with cactus Juice, wow its great stuff, i had some questions when i first bought it, but Curtis was great, and helped me with my questions.I turn the wood blanks and make rug hooks, for my wifes rug hooking shop, I have recently started making knife scales, what fun. Thanks Curtis for a great product. Also i used to sand my rug hooks to a 12000 grit. now after stabilization i see the same or almost the same results at 600 grit. Thanks Curtis for a great product and tech support. Neil
neil mattison
pt charlotte fl, and Verona island Maine
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I haven't been able to use the Cactus Juice yet but expect to in the next couple of weeks. Great customer service and help!
Hank Lee
Tunica, MS
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Nice product, well made and worth the wait. Very nice to deal with.
waned
Minnesota
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Its really a great experence to deal with someone that cares about the product they produce.
Dennis Bachman
Pensacola Florida
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I was very impressed with the products and the service. I will shop TurnTex again soon!
Scott Gygi
Cincinnati
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I was not about to let all my Spalted Maple go to waste by breaking pen blank after pen blank!!! After hours of research on the internet, I found the "cactus juice". It took a while to get here but I finally tried it and....HOLY SH$@#!!!!. I tried the Minwax Hardener but there is no comparison!!!! I LOVE CACTUS JUICE!!! I followed the instructions, borrowed the science teacher's vacuum chamber, and turned a pen blank when it was all done, and....HOLY SH$@#!!!!. Love the stuff. Thanks Curtis!!!:D
Don
West Virginia
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I received the Cactus Juice. I'm excited to start stabilizing wood, corncobs and anything i can get in the pot. I look forward to doing more business with Curtis. I'm also wanting to start using Alumilite for my pen blanks. Curtis makes it look easy in all of his videos. Thanks, Bryan
Bryan Sullivan
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Hi Curtis, I have turned 3 pens so far and all of them are fabulous. I especially like the hybrid blanks, the combination of wood and color are so different from anything else I have seen. Thanks for the great service too, you went above and beyond! Many thanks, Gordon
gordon peterson
sunnyvale calif.
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Fast delivery. Using product for stabilizing wood for knife handles. Heard about your product at Ga Custom Knifemaking Guild meeting. Can't wait to see how it works.
Daniel Moye
Watkinsville, Ga
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Well, I have to say I am reluctant to tell everyone just how great the products and the service are. If I tell you how fantastic they are, then you will want to buy them and that will leave less for me. Curtis is great, his ideas of good customer service are what every other store should be doing. His pen blanks are beyond compare!
Kevin
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I've started using cactus juice for my knife blanks and I'm very pleased with the product and plan to continue using it. I also got the production vacuum tank and it works great. Some real craftsmanship and quality materials went into this tank. Ronny Chambers Chambers Custom Knives:D
Ronny chambers
beebe arkansas
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got my new juice and it works great and this time when i cooked it it didn\'t smell. did you change the formula or is my nose immune\r\n\r\ngreat product sure makes crappy wood turn easier
arthur baldwin
chattanooga tn
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The vacuum chamber was so easy to set up and worked great. My first batch of blanks were flame boxelder which are even better looking after stabilization. All of Curtis\'s products will exceed your expectations. I look forward to ordering the large chamber in the future.
Tim Richards
Hobbs, NM
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Purchased Mesquite Man's Cactus Juice Stabilizing Resin. Did some vacuum trials with woods of varying density and experimented with vacuum hold-time and vacuum release soak-time. Product is easy to use and provides fantastic results on the materials I tested, including mulberry, cherry, and lilac. These did require hours of vacuum and hours of soak due to the fiber density, which I completely expected.
Christopher Clair
United States
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Thanks for all the help Curtis, the system is fuctioning perfectly! Your assistance before and after the sale has been much appreciated, I look forward to working with you in the future. This is truly and wonderful setup!
Tom Stone
St Louis, MO
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JUICE WORKED AS ADVERTISED MADE TURNING A BUCKEYE BURL A PLEASURE AND THE VACUUM CHAMBER WORKED EASILY HAD GREAT RESULTS
ARTHUR
CHATTANOOGA
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It is pleasure to see a company that is willing to go above and beyond. My order was delayed a few days due to email and spam filters. In the end I ended up with a variety of blank colors which is more exciting than the single color I ordered. The galaxy blue cactus blank was the first I used and I am very pleased with the results. Patience and sharp tools are a must, but the end results are well worth the effort.\r\n\r\nPhil
Phil Morris
Columbiana Alabama
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Awesome product! I typically make most of my jigs and tools but with this tool why bother. Curtis is very helpful and the workmanship is top notch. Very easy to use. I've used a quart of Cactus Juice in under a week. Looks like I need to order more next time.
Lane Pelissier
Lafayette LA
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ThankYou so much for all of your help when I didn\'t have a clue on what I was doing! My husband loves it! Every thing came well packed and the shipping was excellent. Thanks again for EVERYTHING!
Jennifer Houston
Sumter,SC
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I loved the unique products you show. I was very pleased with my order. I only wish you had more product for sale. I\'m really looking forward to doing more business with you! [color=red]My comments: I just recently went full time with TurnTex, Pete. I am getting things caught up and will be increasing my inventory soon. Thanks for the feedback![/color]
pete k.
wis.
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Thanx again Curtis! As usual the handle material for my knives came out stunning! It\'s great to know that I can count on the quality since these knives were for my best customer for Christmas! Two thumbs up! Thanx, Chops:D:D:D
Tim
Lake o the Pines Texas
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Have ordered from Curtis several times over the past few years and am never disappointed. Beautiful blanks, turn great, and result in beautiful pens and money clips. Have used the knife scales for pendents and the pen blanks for earrings too. All have been beautiful. Great service.\r\nThanks Curtis.\r\n
Nadine Nelson
Minnesota
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What a great product, and so simple to use! I highly recommend using Catus Juice Stabilizing Resin.
Ron Ramos
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Once again, spectacular products. I have ordered several times so far and each time what I receive far exceeds my expectations!!
Kevin
Lancaster, PA
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I received my Cactus Juice Stabilizing Chamber yesterday and I am VERY pleased with the workmanship that Curtis put into it. I know with care on my part I will be using it for a long time. I am looking forward to using it this weekend.
Gordon Golchert
Sterling Heights, Michigan
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Cactus Juice is a great product. Can\'t wait to try it on different woods. Curtis is really helpfull and full of ideas to help you with your project.
Paul Madej
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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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