Customer Comments

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

Great service and resources

I've ordered a few times and have always had quick response and great service.  The web site have a great resource section that shows Curtis is very willing to share his knowledge and experience. 

Jim Rutter
Kettering, Ohio
Date: 2019-04-12

Great people

My order was shipped very quickly. Great people to do business with. I would recommend them to anyone. 

Rick Auten
Date: 2019-04-11

Great products

I’ve been ordering Cactus Juice for a few years, and just made my first order of Alumilite Clear.  The products are great and work as intended!  The information on this site is excellent, and enough to get anyone started in stabilizing and casting!

Brian Avery
Calhoun, Ga.
Date: 2019-04-11

Great products

I’ve been ordering Cactus Juice for a few years, and just made my first order of Alumilite Clear.  The products are great and work as intended!  The information on this site is excellent, and enough to get anyone started in stabilizing and casting!

Brian Avery
Calhoun, Ga.
Date: 2019-04-11

First time buyer

Order was correct and delivered in a timely manner.  Have not had a chance to use the Cactus Juice yet, but looking forward to trying it.


Charles Sapp
St. Charles, MO
Date: 2019-04-09

Great customer service

Curtis and Turntex strive to make your customer experience a good one. 

They succeeded!!

Andrew Nedder
United States
Date: 2019-04-09

Fantastic Service

I am new to casting and really like your uncluttered website. Fast delivery on the Casters Choice pigment I ordered. Will be ordering more casting stuff from you!
Garry Moore
Mayflower, AR 72106
Date: 2019-04-08

Excellent products and fast shipping

I‘be only been stabilizing wood for turning for a short time, but the folks at Turntex have been able to supply me with everything needed to get started. I’ve also just started to delve into dyeing my cactus juice to get even better effects. Thanks guys!!

Greg Hollenback
Baraboo, WI
Date: 2019-04-07


I bought my vacuum chamber here and since then 4 gallons of Cactus Juice.  The chambers are very high quality.  Everything works well and I'm very happy with it.  Most importantly, Curtis is a man of his word.

Lebanon, Or
Date: 2019-04-07

More Juice

AS always I have recived my Cactus Juice in impeccable time. Thanks Curtis.







Lorraine Bayford
Date: 2019-04-06

Amazing service!

Curtis definitely goes above and beyond to take care of his customers. After I trashed a gallon of Cactus Juice, which was my fault, he still gave me a discount on another gallon. I did not expect that. I have used several gallons of this stuff and will continue to do so. Great product, great service! Thanks Curtis!
North Carolina
Date: 2019-04-05

Great Customer Service

Ordered 2 gallons of Cactus Juice and 2 Dyes.  Shipment arrived in time as stated and was package very well.  I know that I can purchase from TurnTex with confidence knowing I will receive what I ordered, and if there are any issues Curtis will always makes good on his word.  What more could you ask for.  I still have another preorder that I am waiting on, and to me it is worth the wait.


Steve Dickman

Sublimity, Oregon 


Steve Dickman
Sublimity, Oregon
Date: 2019-04-02

Great for stabilizing spalted wood.

I recommend cactus juice to other wood workers .Great service and quick shipping 

Angela Mabe
Haines Oregon
Date: 2019-04-01

Great service

Just a hats off to the folks at Turn-Tex, the customer service and speed of delivery is fantastic, and the website is rich with information and tutorials.  Keep up the good work.

John at JsM Woodcraft

United States
Date: 2019-03-31


Very quick shipping and great customer service!

Gonzalo Plaza
Date: 2019-03-31

quick orderesponse

I ordered 2 lb kit of alumalite slow and received it 3 days later. that is quick response on an order.


James Brock
Date: 2019-03-31

Top quality

I got the 6” chamber with the stability ring.  It is a first class piece  equipment. It is completely idiot proof, even I can operate it.  Simply plug it in and you’re in business.  Curtis is great to work with.

Date: 2019-03-30


Cactus Juice works as advertised.  With the recent increase in price, I considered using an alternate, but I stuck with what I am familiar with and know works.  Should there be more pricing increases, I may give other products a try.

Date: 2019-03-29

As always

Once again my order was shipped the same day and packaged appropriately!

Brian Sanders
Cincinnati, OH
Date: 2019-03-28

Excellent service

Turntex fulfilled my order and shipped immediately. I've only heard good things about Curtis from personal friends and he exceeded expectations. 

John Dunn
Date: 2019-03-27

Very Satisfied

Hi Curtis,

I just wanted to tell you how pleased I am with your stabilizer and dyes I have purchased from you. Thank you very much, I really appreciate same day shipping and the easy way I can order anything I want. I make custom knives and I'm a professional locksmith so my time is valuable and everything that can be done quickly and efficiently makes me a happier fella. Shipping is very fast and I happy about that also. Thanks again Curtis, I'll be back. Count on it. Best Regards, Kevin

Kevin Weisbrod
Mtn. View, MO
Date: 2019-03-27

Excellent Product

I am a hobbiest woodturner and a newbie to stabilizing wood. Curtis’s website with all the on-target technical support articles has proved to be very valuable. He answered several questions before I even ordered from him. Excellent pre-sales support.

The chamber itself is very well made. It is obvious he cares about delivering a quality product. The chamber and pump saver were well packed and delivered on time. It achieved full vacuum immediately with no leaks or other issues. I followed his easy to understand instructions to stabilize my first 16 blanks in four batches. All turned out extremely well. Stabalized spalted maple is a treat to turn. It cuts very nicely because all the wood fibers are better supported.

 I had a small issue with the vacuum gauge which Curtis addressed the day I reported it. Excellent post-sales support.

All in all a very positive experience.

Robin Dooling
Mount Vernon WA
Date: 2019-03-25

Only buy the best!!

I ordered the 6x16'' complete chamber and a couple gallons of Cactus Juice, I have read everything on and watched Youtube videos from NV Woodwerks. I have finally been able to do several runs of stabilizing and dying. Like Curtis O. Seebeck explains, soaking IS one of the most important keys to getting good results, I love this system and will be buying a second one soon. This is the best on the market in my opinion. Thanks for a great product.

Rob Innis
Reno, NV
Date: 2019-03-24

Your expertise

As always your products arrived swiftly in perfect condition. But I would like to take a second to thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to share your knowledge and expertise on the phone. It really means a lot to me. 

Thanks again  

John Ryan

John Ryan
Troy ny
Date: 2019-03-24

Great service

Great products, fast shipping, great communication, great service. Top notch. I will return in the future for many of your products. Thank you. 

Mike shively
Kettering, ohio
Date: 2019-03-24

Quality products fast shipping!

Fast shipping and delivery,  quality products. Will definitely order from again.

Jeramy McCuistion
United States
Date: 2019-03-24

Awesome as always

My product got here in two days and it's super great as always.
Date: 2019-03-23

Great product

The Cactus juice very easy to use. Clean up is awesome (soap & water)  

Topeka KS
Date: 2019-03-21

Great product and service

I made a vacuum stabilizing chamber from a large Mason jar and used vacuum pump.  Worked well for a few years.  Decided to upgrade with new pump and chamber fro Turn Tex.  This is a well built device and worth the wait.  Thank you for the good products and service.

Daniel Moye
United States
Date: 2019-03-18

Arrived just fine in the Caribbean!

I was worried they might consider it Hazmat and charge additional fees.  But there were no problems at all shipping internationally.  I will definitely be ordering more!

The customer service provided by Curtis and his company is unparalleled!


Shane Graybeal
Trinidad, West Indies
Date: 2019-03-18

Found a new supplier

Just starting up in the world of stabilizing and casting. Two thumbs up to the shipping service and availability of products. Haven't used their support yet but I'm sure its great. Thanks for the great service

John Flynn
Matteson Il
Date: 2019-03-18

Great Products

i use turntex for one reason......quality. Thanks again for the fast shipping. 

La Porte
Date: 2019-03-18

Pump saver

Since I have my pump saver I can finally use my stabilization chamber. I set it up and ran my first batch. When I finished I noticed that the vacuum gauge was full of resin. Is that normal? Or will I need to replace the gauge? In any case all the pieces are well made and the instruction manual walks you through th process. Thanks Larry Morgan
Larry morgan
New jersey
Date: 2019-03-17

Top notch customer service

I placed an order from Curtis to get a new vacuum when mine went out.  Right after I placed the order, I had an order placed with me for something I didn’t have immediately available.  A few days went by and texted Curtis to find out how long before my pump would ship out.  I figured, if it’s not coming this week, I’ll pick up a spare pump from HF.  Curtis had my pump ship the next day.  Saved me a few bucks and lrobably a headache from a cheap pump.  

Jason Robinson
Date: 2019-03-16

Stabilizing & Casting

i just started turning and live the hybrid blanks. That is everything except the price. So I’ve started making my own with Cactus Joyce and Alumilite from Turntex.

Both products  are amazing and the service from Turntex is phenomenal. I knew I found the right supplier when the box arrived. Made of HEAVY cardboard and taped with reinforced tape AT EVERY SEAM. Inside was packed with wadded constructuon paper so that nothing could move around at all. Turntex takes pride in making sure you get what you pay for quickly and in good condition. In today’s online economy, that is rare. 

I have had some questions as well and Curtis has been quick and polite answering my NEWBY ramblings

So like I be said, I’ve found my supplier. 

Thanks Turntex. 

Bush Locknane
Date: 2019-03-16

great product..

this is a very good product and works very well...just getting into stabilizing wood, and am very pleased.

Lawson McClellan
Date: 2019-03-15

Winner winner chicken dinner!

i love cactus juice! Nothings quenchier, its the quenchiest, it’ll quench ya! LOL, but seriously this stuff is the best stabalizer! I wonder if there is a thickening agent for a more gap filling purpose while stabalizing things! Really appreciate this product!

Thomas pines
Lebanon OR.
Date: 2019-03-15

Great Product

Cactus Juice is a great product. It’s non-toxic and easy to use. Curtis is always willing to take your phone calls and help in any way he can.

Lockport, NY
Date: 2019-03-14

Great Experience

Placed my first order for Cactus Juice and received it exactly when it was indicated is would arrive. Product was well packaged and arrived with no hiccups. I'm doing my first experiments with the product now and look forward to seeing how it actually works.  Impressed so far.  I'll be back to TurnTex for my next orders of both Cactus Juice and casting resins when I'm ready for them.  Thanks for the good service.

Doug Miller
Northern KY
Date: 2019-03-12

Great service

always a pleasure buying from your company , always fast and no problems.

Date: 2019-03-11

Amazing products

I have done quite a bit of business with this company every time it is phenomenal Service shipping and product it's hard to say that anybody could ever compare to the Quality Control that they have for their products thank you so much for continued quality I appreciate it

Date: 2019-03-10

Great to work with!

i recently ordered some resin from Curtis and company they made the whole process easy. Got the package in 2 days.  I could tell the package had been dropped by the Postal Servic, once opened both caps on the resin were broken but no leaks. I sent a note to Gaige and in two days New caps. I am very pleased with everything they do. 

cortland hunt
Hutto, TX
Date: 2019-03-08

Great Customer Service

This is my first order that I have received from Curtis O. Seebeck.  I ordered the JB Eliminator Vacuum Pump which arrived with in a week after ordering it.  I do have another order in for the chamber to be built along with some other things.  I am very pleased with the fast service that Curtis and his staff provide, and I look forward to dealing with them in purchasing more Cactus Juice Stabilizing Resin and some Dyes.


A very happy customer,

Steve Dickman 

Steve Dickman
Sublimity, Oregon
Date: 2019-03-08

Products in New Zealand

Hello Curtis and the team,

The Cactus Juice Stabilizing Solution that I ordered just 2 weeks ago has arrived and been delivered to my doorstep without any glitches. Fantastic service and I am really excited to start stabilizing some wood for my knife scales. 

I will be using your business again for my next order and would recommend you to anyone that requires a fast and efficient service. 



Dave Younghusband

Dave Younghusband
Nelson, New Zealand
Date: 2019-03-08

Cactus Juice User

I have been using Cactus Juice for a little over a year. I am not what would be called a large volume user as most of the wood I use is cut up to use for pens and pencils. I usually cut the material pretty close to the usable size to conserve the resin and to get better penetration I usually pull a vacuum on it for five or six hours then put into a pressure pot usually over night, then into the oven. I really haven't had any failures so far. I finish my pens with CA with good success. It takes a little while to get the process under control but the results are good. 


Rich Sweet
Rio Dell, CA
Date: 2019-03-08

Stabilizing spalted wood for scroll sawing

I started purchasing Cactus Juice to stabilize spalted wood to make jigsaw puzzles. The most difficult part was to create a box (internal dimensions: 6" x 14" x 9") to hold a vacuum. Following the directions provided with the Cactus Juice is very easy and has lots of room for error. I was concerned that the stabilized blanks would be solid chunks of epoxy which would be difficult for me to cut using a scroll saw. This was not the case. So far I'm getting wood that appears to have the hardness of a soft Eastern Maple, but cuts smoothly and without grain orientation.

Seattle, WA
Date: 2019-03-07

Fantastic Service

My orders from turntex always get here quickly and you just can't beat the customer service!

Tyler Hines
Date: 2019-03-07


TurnTex is the master of customer service. 

Anyone wanting to do online business needs 

to compare themselves to the master of customer



Date: 2019-03-07

Great service and products

I'm enjoying my wood working hobby and was so glad to find Turntex. The service is prompt and I like getting my resin in the 8lb kit. its the perfect size for me. Thanks Turntex!

Frank Fowler
United States
Date: 2019-03-06