Customer Comments

The quality of these vacuum chambers is top notch. The attention to detail can be seen in the quality of the workmanship. Even the packaging was beyond my expectations. TurnTex is a first class operation! I had the chamber connected to my vacuum pump within an hour, poured in some Cactus Juice, stabilize the included Texas Pecan pen blanks, cooked them in a toaster oven, let them cool down, and turned them. All I can say is I could not tell the difference between these stabilized blanks from the ones I buy that are professionally stabilized. Curtis, Thanks for an affordable high quality product. I'll be back for more.
Stephen Ross
Newbury Park, CA
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Brewed up my first batch of stabilized blanks today and have to give the whole experience a 10. Followed your advice on tutorial and every thing went according to plan and then some. Curtis, thanks for all your help and a great product. The vacuum pot is a work of art and performs like it. Will be ordering some dye and more juice soon as i finish this. Tom
Dallas -Ft Worth area
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Great quality blanks, equipment, and cactus juice. I was just dabbling in pen turning until I ran across TurnTex - now I'm hooked. Learning to stabilize my own blanks has been such fun. While the process is straightforward and produces good quality blanks, Curtis has always been happy to answer any questions I have - and he stands behind his products as well. I also ordered some of the hybrid blanks Curtis makes - WOW - they turn wonderfully and look beautiful (not my turning, but his blank. Thank you!!!!
Dawn Adams
Baltimore, Maryland
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Curtis: Thank you so much for making the extra effort to ensure that I received the stabilizing chamber in time for Christmas. Your attention to customer service is rare in today's business climate. The extra efforts you put into taking the time to promptly process orders, promptly answer emails, and provide detailed information over the phone show your total dedication to top-notch customer service. I look forward to doing business with you in the future.
Dennis Castle
Lake Mills, Iowa
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I absolutely love every blank I have received from TurnTex!\r\nAnd now I am enjoying my new vacuum chamber.\r\nThanks!
Scott G.
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I am new to pen turning. I am impressed with the quality of the Stabilizing Chamber and the extra mile Curtis went to explain the process to me. This is a company I plan to deal with for a very long time!
Larry Lorance
Plano, TX
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I ordered the Hobby Penmaker's Vacuum Chamber and found the quality to be superb. I am very happy with the quality and workmanship and the cactus juice works well too. I am a very satisfied customer.
Mark Willey
Atlanta, GA
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Great product easy to use. would recommend to anyone! I use a lot of drift wood in my duck call production. The catus juice allows me to use the wood that would be tossed by anyone not use this stuff. hope to work with cutius for along time to come thanks again to the seebeck family
columbia river calls
astoria or
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Great System, Got All My "Unturnable" Blanks Ready For Pens! Going To Try Some Dyes Next. Thanks Again Curtis!
Andrew D.
Los Angeles
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Vacuum box is better looking in real life than the picture in the site. Also it is bullet proof it is so well made. Way better to buy that try and make one anywhere close to how nice this is. I would say it it really a clear plastic jewelry box!
Tom Anderson
Benicia, California
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I ordered the smaller vacuum chamber, and though the order got off to a bumpy start (a few missed contact attempts led to some delays), when received it's truly a high quality piece. I have not stabilized anything with the cactus juice, but have used the chamber a number of times to assist in removing air bubbles from some clear acrylic molds that I was making. I have a number of pieces of drift wood from some local beaches that I will start playing with next (will need to be stabilized before turning). Very happy with the chamber now that I have it! Dave
Dave Gratiano
Haverhill MA
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My Cactus Juice resin arrived very quickly. I was very happy with the outcome I had using it to stabilize a set of knife scales. The resin didn't change the color of the snakewood I used it on and also delivered a very fine finish when sanded. Overall this product delivered everything as advertized and I'm very happy with the results. Thanks! [img][/img]
Ryan A Funk
Dallas, TX
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Great supplier. Fast delivery. Great products!!!
michael dean
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110% satisfied and customer service beyond expectations! Curtis will make sure your satisfied with his products and information.:)
Martin Beauford
Van Alstyne, TX
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I really like the Texas Hybrid pen blanks. I only found out about them this year and have had very good success selling them at shows. I only put them in high end pens because they deserve it. The quality is great and delivery is always prompt. Thanks, Curt Norman from Omaha…
Curt Norman
Omaha, NE
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Cactus Juice continues to be an integral part of our knife manufacturing process. It gives our scales the stability we require and allows them to be polished to a high luster. And, thank you Curtis for your prompt considerate service. Your attention to detail and our ever growing needs is unsurpassed.
Mark Furman
Ayer, Massachusetts
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Very Honest and easy to do business with can't wait to see what else he will come up with. I bought the hobby stabilizing chamber and some Cactus Juice and I found it to be very well made.
Ross Pehl
Midland Texas
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Curtis, This is the second time I have purchased pen blanks from you. Every time I'm amazed at the beautiful blanks you create. I am so proud to have pens made from your blanks in my inventory. So far the blanks have been flawless and they turn very nicely. I hope you stay in business for a long time. Dean Hofer
Dean Hofer
Richardson, TX
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I enjoyed very much dealing with Curtis. He personally called when my order was ready to discuss shipping options so that I would have my order by Christmas. Very friendly, helpful person. I will not hesitate to order again form here.
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Thank you for an outstanding product. We make game calls and other wood items. This helps so much as far as making burl and other wood usable. Very fast shipping also. I will post some pictures soon.
Michael Buckner
Forest City, NC
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I just wanted to comment on Curtis' customer support. He kept me informed on the progress of my order and provided good follow up. He is prompt with orders as I ordered 2 more gallons of cactus juice. He was also very helpful as I had a small issue with my small insert and he is replacing it. I do recommend his products as I turned my first batch of spalted hackberry and Osage. I am trying some elk antler today. Thanks Curtis for all your support.8)
Brad Rolando
Central IL
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Quality is top notch communication is great glad I bought only wish I bought a second vac chamber or a bigger one but that's for my next order thanks a million Richard
richard price
pickering ontario canada
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Hey guys several months ago my company decided to change from Ultraseal to Cactus Juice and my customer feed back has been very positive,the difference between the two is great. The Cactus Juice produces a harder more user friendly block,with less gumming up of your belts.keep up the good work.
moores customs
Cushing Texas
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As usual, the blanks are beautiful.
Brenda Witte
Pasadena,Texas .
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I enjoyed very much dealing with Mr. Seebeck. Curtis is an old school guy who's handshake is worth more than any contract printed on paper. He strives to provide any information you need or materials he can provide at the very best prices he can manage while still making a dollar or two for himself. He actually understands what CUSTOMER service means. He stands behind his products and will help you any way he can. I wish more companies operated that way.
Marc Aldrich
New York, USA
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The Cactus Juice is a great product and Curtis is a pleasure to do business with! A+ customer service.
Georgetown, Texas
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Customer Service and Warranty are the best in the Industry. I really appreciate the way my problem was handled. I will certinally continue to be a customer and so will many of my friends. Thank you again for going above and beyond.\r\nRuss Tassie\r\n(Finatic)IAP Member
Russ Tassie
Southington, CT
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Curtis was an invaluable resource while learning the stabilizing and casting process. Having just basically tripped across these processes while visiting different forums, I was captivated by the prospects immediately. Curtis walked me through all of the processes including the vacuum purchase, pressure pot purchase along with all of the ancillary necessities. I purchased the large vacuum chamber and cactus juice, and have had good success thus far stabilizing what would otherwise be useless pieces of wood. I highly recommend Turntex products, and really appreciate all of the valuable information that Curtis passed on.
Doug Royer
Kansas City
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Another order of great blanks! The best writing instruments begin with the best materials and Turntex has the best materials.:D
Lancaster, PA
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My order came in pretty quick and Curtis sent it uncatalized which was perfect for me. I wanted it uncatilized as I will be delayed using it for a little while. I had failed to remember to ask for it uncatilized but meant to. Curtis pulled it out for me and I got exactly what I wanted. You can't ask for better service or help than Curtis has given. Thanks Curtis:)
Michael Smirh
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jacksonville illinois
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Great product, does its job well. As long as you have you vacuum set up this product will serve you right.
Adam Back\'alackavic
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product great also great utube instructions happy with shipping thank you\r\n
Ron Surina
Anaconda Montana
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I love the hybrid blanks - beautiful and easy to work with.\r\nThanks!
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Hey Curtis thanks for the great service and top notch products.All the hybrid blanks were drop dead gorgeous.Not a dog in the bunch.\r\nAnxiously awaiting my vacuum pot.
tom schwob
north texas
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Thanks for the Texas Hybrid pen blanks. They make great pens and I have lots of fun making really cool pens with them!
Curt Norman
Omaha, Nebrasks
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Hello Curtis, So I used cactus juice on a small punk wood bowl and it turned like butter. I mentioned to you that I would show a piece at the Best of the Northwest art show in Seattle and I did. It was a sample piece just to show other wood workers how good your product could save the punky wood. Well people, customers, loved it. Eventually a lady insisted on buying it. Thanks again for your good service and cactus juice. Nathan
Nathan Hemperly - Marnasi Studios
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I make sure I keep a stock of your Texas Hybrid pen blanks. I use them on my high end pens and they sell immediately at the craft shows. I always receive your shipment in the mail before I expect it. Love your craftsmanship, quality and your delivery! Only wish you could produce them faster!!!
Brenda Hardman
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Works as advertised. I was surprised how normal the wood looked when I cut it open. So as an expeiment I put in some blue dye and ran another batch. When I cut open one of the blanks it was blue all the way through. Definitely penetrated the wood. Curtis is a very straight forward person to deal with. I look forward to doing much business with
Kevin Thompson
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I have been using TurnTex blanks for years and I always been well satisfied, recently I decided to try stabilizing with Cactus Juice, Curtis was extremely helpful in getting me started on the right path. Cactus Juice is every thing that it is advertised be and then some. First blank came out perfect, as good as a professionally stabilized blank.
Larry Pickering
LaPlace, LA
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This stuff works as advertised, my only regret is not ordering more. Still have a lot of punky burl to get through yet and will probably run out. Good stuff !! Thanks Curtis Will be a repeat customer Thanks James
James S
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I have purchased 15 of the Texas Hybrid pen blanks and they are absolutely great. The blanks are flaw free and I love the warranty which I used one time without a problem. I wish all companies provided this level of quality service.
Dean Hofer
Richardson, TX
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Order with complete confidence that this small company will stand behind their products. Only the best of customer service.
Russ Darr
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I love the blanks I got from you. I don't even think the words beautiful or gorgeous are good enough to describe them. They are absolutely stunning. I am so happy to have some of your blanks, Curtis. I wish I could have had first chance at ordering more. By the time I find out you have more, the ones I want are already gone.
Brenda Witte
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I am a frequent customer with TurnTex! I am ALWAYS treated like someone special. You don't find service and follow-up calls from other places. As a dentist with pen making as a hobby, high quality and 100% dependability on products is important. Each and every item I've ever purchased is quality and way above what is generally found at other pen supply companies. With Every Best Wish, Keep it up. Rolando:D
Dr. Rolando Guerra
Laredo, TX
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I have watched a few videos on the cactus juice and stabilising techniques. We don't have much in the way of product here in Australia and seem to be a little behind in this field. I thought getting product into the country may have been a hassle, but I am happy to say that ordering and delivery where smooth and very fast. I am extremely happy with the product and exceptionally happy with the service. Well done Mesquiteman...
Dean Hamilton
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Curtis: Tried your product this afternoon, worked excellent, right up to my expectations. Stabilized some very spalted birch that I would not have been able to use otherwise. Definitely good stuff, will be ordering more in the near future. many thks for your time and development of your product. Dave
British Columbia Canada
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What a great product! I make reel seat inserts for bamboo fly rods and needed something to stabilize the wood and was told about Cactus Juice from a friend. I ordered a gallon, Curtis called to let me know he was out of the gallon catalizers but could ship 2 1/2 gallon catalizers if that was okay with me. I received the Cactus Juice in 3 days. I have since tried out the Cactus Juice and am very pleased with the results.
Lee Gomolchak
Monument, CO
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I have some old Oak and Hickory limb wood that has come down on the 5 acres I live on by ice storms and tornadoes. Some of it has spalted and most of it runs from mildly punky to almost all punky. I have been wanting to stabilize it so I can turn it rather than burn it but the options for good stabilizers is very limited at best. I've already made my vacuum chambers but have been waiting for an affordable stabilizer. Then I found Mesquite Man's Cactus Juice on line. Being the skeptical sort I was hesitant to try it but after reading all of the detailed information Curtis has provided on this product I decided to buy a quart and give it a try. The directions are very straightforward and easy to understand. I stabilized three pieces of spalted and semi-punky Oak limb to try for bottle stoppers. The results were BETTER than expected!!! I was so pleased with the results that I've ordered a half gallon of Cactus Juice...I have lots of limb wood to use and plan on trying a few pieces of Red Cedar limb wood that I have a ton of. Cactus Juice is an awesome product that gives excellent results, I would NOT hesitate one bit in recommending it!! And the customer service that Curtis provides is wonderful...Thank You Curtis. Give it a try, I'm sure you will be as pleased as I am with the results.
Sterling Moeller
Choctaw, OK
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I make knives. I often use wood in building handles. I have lots of beautiful figured wood that is not stabilized, but am reluctant to use it. A knife, while a beautiful object, is first and foremost a tool that needs to hold up under tough conditions without the handle denting,cracking or splitting. Before shipping my material out to a wood stabilizing company, I thought I'd give cactus juice a try. I'm glad I did. I'm very impressed so far, and have seen vast improvements in the weight and density of the cactus juice treated wood over the untreated wood. I think this may be a great low cost solution to providing excellent quality to my customers, while allowing me design flexibility. Thanks!
Warrenville, IL
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