Customer Comments

Curtis I think that you are the most amazing salesman ever. The products that you sell are first class. They are everything you say and more. I love the Cactus Juice for stabilizing my blanks for both pens, and wine bottle stoppers. They come out better than expected. Amazing product. The large chamber that you made for me is flawless. It makes my job so much easier to work with it and able to see what is actually going on with the blanks. Besides taking an hour just to talk to me on the phone about your products on the do's and dont's on the things that you have learned and shared those processes with me. Most folks won't do that. They just sell you a product and let you figure it out. You took the time to share your successes with myself and the rest of the penturner's community. That is the true meaning of a successful businessman. Keep it up. I personally want to say "thank you". Very Respectfully Jamie Fowler
Jamie Fowler
Cheyenne, WY
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Really pleased with the service provided by TurnTex! Great products, reasonable prices, and customer service that is second to none! :D I'll be buying more!
Washington state
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Received Cactus Juice. Not used it yet, as I am still setting up my work area.
Fred Hoefelmeyer
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Curtis does great quality work, ships fast, and is very customer friendly.\r\nHope to buy more of his blanks soon.
Dave Lindquist
Austin, TX
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Great workmanship! Still working on a vacuum pump, but I have no doubt it will be amazing!
Jim Burr
Fresno, Ca
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Well worth the wait... Great worksmanship and works as advertised...:)
North Texas
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I just got a chance to use my TurnTex Stabilizing vacuum chamber for the first time and I am thrilled with the outcome. What a quality build and a wonderful product offered by Curtis. Thanks Curtis!!!!
Chris Burgess
Klein TX
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Turntex stabilization products (Cactus Juice + chamber) are top of the line. The stabilized blanks from this process are the best I've worked with so far. Last but not least, one can count on Curtis Seebeck availability for technical assistance. Thanks again Curtis.
Brussels, Belgium
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First order from Turntex. Delivery was prompt (fast) and the blanks were just as I expected. I have turned one of them and the pen landed in my wife\'s purse, so it must have looked good.\r\nLooking forward to more blanks from Turntex.\r\nDave B.
David Bledsoe
Raleigh, MS
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Thank you very much. I received your product the day before yesterday. it's perfect. I am satisfied with your goods. I am delighted for un-catalyzed juice. Because I can't expend so much. My work is mostly small. For example Rings,Pendants. I am now preparing to work. I wish to send e-mail with photos of my work in the near future.
Tetsuo Endoh
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Hello, received my order after a long wait. Everything is ok. I do not have time to try the vacuum chamber at the moment but I will tell you if it works well when I've tried. luc
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I recently purchased one of your stabilizing units and finally had time to try it out. The unit worked great, even I had no trouble! The blanks turned out great. I stabilized Spalted Soft Maple and Spalted Red Oak. The Soft Maple was both punky and worms had chewed through some of the blanks. The unit successfully stabilized the blanks and didn't blow out the soft spots where the worms tunneled through the wood like some of the commercial stabilizers have done when I sent similar wood to them. The finished blanks have a soft glow or shine. If you want a high polish consider finishing them with CA. This unit is exactly what I was looking for. It's easy to use, I can experiment with a few blanks, evaluate the results, and make changes if needed instead of sending a bunch of blanks to a commercial stabilizer then discovering the end result was not what I was trying to achieve.
George Booth
Jerseyville, IL
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First Off I must Say Curtis is a star! First Rate Chap to deal with - Thanks for the super-swift dispatch - [cactus juice] arrived well in time and without any bother. As for the product, well it does just what it says it does and very well at that - been playing with a few rather soft spalted ring blanks and a couple nice soft spalted stick-tang handle pieces as it sets them *rock* hard and leaves them a dream to machine and finish-up. When I finally make it through this 1 gal. I'll be back for more for sure. Thanks again Curtis, sincerely, Shaun R.
Shaun R. (FlowolFDesigns/EnchantedWoods)
NW England
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Curtis is without a doubt the best in the business. The service and products he provides at is second to none. He is always available for questions and advise. Higly recommended and appreciated. I can't believe he is a one man shop.
Vincent Vidriales
Nothern California
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I have turned three of the blanks I ordered and I am very pleased how they turned out. However I do find that I have a general problem when I use a transparent blank. I have not worked with clear blanks much before and if you know a way to avoid bubbles in the glue when I put in the brass insert it would help. I usually use instant thick CA glue to put in the tubes but this time I tried epoxy thinking it would be less likely to leave bubbles but it did not work, any suggestions? Thanks again for the great products you have Eric Willyerd [color=red]My Comments: Eric, take a look at the first video on this page for directions on painting the inside of the blank to hide the glue. [url=]Tips and Tutorials[/url][/color]
Eric WIllyerd
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Ordered cactus juice, was shipped out very quickly, packaged well and arrived very promptly! It was a very pleasant transaction and went so well, I followed up with another order including more cactus juice, coloring pigment, stabilization chamber and all the accessories for it. Curtis runs a top notch business and I look forward to a long business relationship with his company!
Greensboro, NC
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Very good to deal with. Replaced sticky gage no ?s asked. AAA+
Blackduck MN
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The order was smooth and easy. It arrived on time & exactly as ordered. Furthermore, Curtis emailed me to ensure I was pleased with the transaction, as well as to offer up any advice or accept any feedback. I haven't yet found a toaster over but as soon as I do, i'll give the juice a try. Again, great transaction & service.
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I'd just like to take a couple of minutes to say thanks for the great service and products. I've already turned a couple of the Texas Hybrid and Juiced-Up blanks, and they look simply amazing! The acrylic used in the Texas Hybrid blanks seems considerably tougher than the (more expensive) Fiji blanks from Woodcraft. -Matt Williamson
Matthew Williamson
Plano, Texas
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Curtis is aaa+ and continue to purchase his products
dublin lee
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Another smooth transaction and excellent communications along with fast shiping. Dave Bell
Dave Bell
Elora, Ontario, Canada
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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!
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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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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
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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.
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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
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
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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!!
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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