Customer Comments

Cactus Juice

I must say I love your cactus juice stabilizing resin,I  I have had nothing but success with it, I’ve tried some of them wood hardeners from the Home Depot and it just is not the same.  I am definitely a return customer . Also I was wondering do you have any tips and tricks area on your website.

Art Vollrath
Date: 2019-03-05


Was needing a new vacuum pump and Curtis at TurnTex Woodworks offered fully warrantied refurbished pumps at great price with a healthy savings. The pump arrived and looked new. Curtis even included a qt of vacuum pump oil. Thanks Curtis for making these pumps available.

Don Ward
Wichita falls, tx
Date: 2019-03-03

Awesome service!

Our order was filled extremely quickly, shipped faster than expected, and arrived exactly as described...and even sooner than needed! You gotta love that!! Thank you, you are a great example to every small biz out there. Cheers. 

Dave- Ayers Guitar Co.
Phoenix, AZ
Date: 2019-03-03

Quick Delivery

The order was delivered promptly and packed to ensure there was no damage.  I've not had a chance to use the resin yet, but will report my experience when I have.


James Greene
Fort Wayne, IN
Date: 2019-03-02

Ordered Alumilite

I ordered Alumilite slow from Turntex. It was shipped promptly and arrived on time. I'm loving this product as it gives you a little more time to work before hardening. 

Thanks again Curtis!

Sean Garcia 

Sean Garcia
Date: 2019-03-01


Thanks,  I've been happy with the results with cactus juice and will keep using.  A minor comment regarding my latest order.  After I submitted I sent two emails, one to "" and another to ""  asking if I could update the order to include dye.  Never got a response.  I got my order, just like I submitted, so no complaints, but you lost the opportunity to sell another item. Not a big deal, not going to make or break either of us, but you may want to monitor emails closer.

Best regards,



My Comment:  Thank you for the feedback and sorry I missed you.  There is note on the order confirmation e-mail that is sent the moment the order is received that includes the following: "If you see anything below that is incorrect, please contact Gaige Musick, my shipping manager immediately.  He is super fast on shipping orders so a call would be best.  He can be reached at 512-618-3126 or by e-mail at shipping at"  Gaige is my shipping manager and handles all shipping so he would have been able to take care of that for you. Again, my apologies.

Date: 2019-02-28

Great company

Turn Tex is a great company to do business with.  The products are top quality and the service is second to none.  I could not be happier to support a small business.

Larry Gardner
Date: 2019-02-28


I have been stabilizing for about 2 yrs and in that short amount of time I must say that Curtis and his team have been nothing short of AMAZING. The knowledge that they pass on to everyone is unprecedented. Thank you very much. 

Terry Wegner
Date: 2019-02-28

i'm happy

I'm very pleased with all my orders. they have all showed up in a timely manner.

See you at S.W.A.T.


Randy Coats
Odessa, Texas
Date: 2019-02-26

New to knife making


I am new to knife making so I can use all of the help that I can get. This is my second order and is prompted by the results of the first order. Just follow the directions and you wont be disappointed.

Bob Mitchell
Fremont CA
Date: 2019-02-25

Still the Best

I’ve been stabilizing wood for some years now and although I don’t do as much as I did in the past, I still find Cactus Juice to be a better product than other stabilizing resins on the market.  The added plus is great coustomer service and better pricing.

Date: 2019-02-24

Just plan awesome

Always fast to pack up the order, never had an issue. Curtis has always been quick about answering any questions, great company great products, can't say enough good things.

John Baker
Date: 2019-02-23

Looking for the 10 star button!

Love this company, love the guys running it, customer service is outstanding, can’t say enough good things about Turntex!
Joshua Hollis
Spokane, WA
Date: 2019-02-22

The best stabilizing resin out there

I have purchased about 10 gallons of Cactus Juice now and I have stabilized hundreds of pieces of punky, spalted, and soft woods and haven't found a better product out there.  Will continue to use Cactus Juice in the future.  The help pages on the website are great and if you stick to those suggestions the product will work every time.  

Jesse Engel
Windsor, CO
Date: 2019-02-22

True quality

Fantastic service as always and speedy shipping even internationally.

A very knowledgable response to messages too.

Will be back for sure.

Date: 2019-02-21

Quality as expected!

This is the  second time I’ve ordered cactus juice and I’m not disappointed in my decision!  The product is so good, a local knife maker has asked me to stabilize more wood for him and I’m even getting a ”free” knife out of the deal. It is so simple to use and makes even the punkiest wood workable and strong. 

Stephen M.
SE Georgia
Date: 2019-02-21

Best Products and Service

I've been a customer for a couple years now. Customer service is first rate and orders ship very quickly. Curtis always takes the time to answer any questions and gives expert advice whether through e-mail or his Facebook customer page.  I mention this stuff first because it is often more important the product itself. With that said, you will not find a better stabilizing product than Cactus Juice and the wide selections of dyes.

Brian Sanders
Cincinnati, OH
Date: 2019-02-21

Very Fast Shipping

Ordered 11AM. Shipped 1PM. Delivered next day (Austin to Dallas).

Great Job.

Date: 2019-02-18

Great product and services

I recently placed an order for a product made on special order, this is a great product made with high quality materials, great services and fast delivery, I really apprciate doing business with Turntex

Philippe Boucher
Quebec, Canada
Date: 2019-02-17

The best there is.

As always, Turntex provides quick delivery of the perfect product. Nothing works better for the job than Cactus Juice. Don't bother with anything else.

Joe Barnard
Date: 2019-02-16

Great Products and Service

My first order of Cactus Juice and some coloring - easy to order, quick shipping, items very well packed, and a nice follow-up after the order was recieved!  Top notch service from my perspective and I will be shopping here again!

Thank you!

Date: 2019-02-15


The products at TurnTex are amazing. The quality and consistency is always on point, another thing that brings me back time and time again is the support and information. 

Bruce Balemian
Warwick, RI
Date: 2019-02-14

Great product and shipped with care

Awesome product and was packed well so it arrived safely 

Mike B
Olympia Wa
Date: 2019-02-14

Turntex is the only place to buy

As far as im concerned TurnTex is the only place to buy your Alumilite products, his shipping is fast and cheaper than anyone else, and his service and Help are second to None, Thank you Curtis, keep being you Sir!

Randal Graham
Tuscola , TX
Date: 2019-02-14

Cactus juice with dye

Thi resin works amazingly well! Even had temperatures in the negatives and it worked flawlessly. Shipping was fast and the package undamaged. Couldn't be happier. Well unless it was a bit less money... BUT WELL WORTH THE INVESTMENT!  

Mr. Johnson
United States
Date: 2019-02-13

Dyes for casting and vacuum

Picked up some dyes for casting resins and some for coloring cactus juice for stabilizing. Fast shipping - packed well - no leaks - nothing frozen - everything as ordered. Thanks Curtis.  

Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada
Date: 2019-02-11

Great service

Very good place to deal with and order from. Shipping was very fast. Really like and appreciate the personal attention and communication that turn Tex provides. 

SW Wyoming
Date: 2019-02-11

great service

great product, fast service, great company.

Date: 2019-02-11

Great Products and Service

Curtis Seebeck and staff are very knowledgeable with all their products and matters concerning stabilizing and resin casting.  They ALWAYS go out of their way to answer questions and resolve problems.

Woody Collingwood
Sioux Falls, SD
Date: 2019-02-11

Great Customer Service

Turn Tex has great Customer Service, I made my order late in the evening and got shipping information the next day.  My products arrived safe and sound and were as advertised.

When ever I have question they get answered quickly and courteously.

I enjoy doing business with them.

Steve A
DFW Texas
Date: 2019-02-10

Thank you got my order.

Thanks great service  as always. 

Rick Robbins
Washington state
Date: 2019-02-10

Always happy with turntex

Im always 100% happy with everything i get from you guys . Curtis is a pleasure to talk to whether its for help or just to have a conversation. Ive seen Curtis time and time again bend over backwards and way beyond ANY services other buisness would do whether big or small. Ill always be happy with Turntex. 

Derry, NH
Date: 2019-02-10

Great customer service

Great producs,  great customer service and support! 

Date: 2019-02-09

Amazing Products

In my opinion, there’s ONE place to get home stabilizing products and that’s from TurnTex. Why not go to the man who invented DIY stabilizing himself? He backs all of his products and has unparalleled customer service. Thank you Turntex!

Matt K.
Central Illinois
Date: 2019-02-09

Oven tamer

I've just run my second batch of knife handle scales using the over tamer to both dry out the raw wood blanks and then cure the blanks after they are processed (vac and soak).  The oven tamer holds within 0.5 degrees to the target temperature all all times even in my Amazon cheapo toaster over.  You can now cure blanks at a more precise temperature and get less bleed out making your life much easier when you are unwrapping the foil after curing.  I highly recommend the oven tamer, its very nice construction and has a very professional look.  I think my toaster over without the tamer was running in a 20-25 degree swing high to low from the target based on my measurements.

Dr Death Knives
Date: 2019-02-08


Prompt, professional, courteous. Excellent products. I appreciate the info provided in a friendly, welcoming tone including the info provided on their website. I look forward to doing business with them.

Rafael Ponce
Cedar Park / N. Austin TX
Date: 2019-02-08

Maybe the best company ever

Only the best products, better prices than Amazon, and direct access to how today and personal advise. I can't imagine wanting anything else from a company. Thanks Curtis!

Chris Sharp
Parkersburg, IA
Date: 2019-02-08

Juice and resin

product arrived as advertised. I’m excited to start my project. 

Defiance Speed Shop
Carthage, MO
Date: 2019-02-07

Great Support

Will definitely continue to buy Cactus Juice and Alumilite from Turntex.  Really appreciate the quick and thorough technical support I received when I was having issues with bubbles in the Alumilite.   You don't get that from Amazon!

Thomas Ziller
Date: 2019-02-07

First Order

Just received my first order of Cactus Juice from TurnTex, it arrived as expected, and I was pleased at the ease of tracking my order thru a link to the shipper, it notified me of progress, and arrival of my order, can't wait to get busy infusing some wood for upcoming projects!

I have also been watching your tutorial videos. Which have made me very confident in my ability to produce great results with your products.



Chris Jones
Gladstone, Oregon
Date: 2019-02-07

Class A service

Curtis and the whole TurnTex team are outstanding when it comes to service.  They go above and beyond what any company would do for their customers.  I know that if it is not good enough for Curtis to use himself,  it is not good enough for his customers .  You can but with confidence at TurnTex knowing that you are covered not just in the products you buy, but also how you can use them to your advantage.  

Joel Winner
Date: 2019-02-04

Excellent service

I can count on quality product, and great service on every purchase! Thank you!

Greg Rearick
Date: 2019-02-02

Great product!

I bought 4 gallons of Cactus Juice and have wonderful results! Turn Tex has great customer service! I received the shipment very fast,which made me happy!  I intend on doing more business with Turn Tex again, highly reccomend!

Mark Mitchell
Date: 2019-02-01


Your business is hopefully thriving, because I love doing business with you. You have sent exactly what I order and super fast. I think you're doing a great job and hopefully other customers are as satisfied as I am. Keep up the good work.

Derrick M
Sour lake TX
Date: 2019-02-01

Great experience!

It was easy to place my order and it even shipped the same day. Great service!
United States
Date: 2019-01-28

Amazing service and products

Whatban awesome experience. As a relatively new pen turner all my questions and concerns were answered within 6 hours. The products were shipped the same day and were at my door 2 days later. The alumilite dyes are really vibrant concentrated. I will purchase from this business again. 

Brian L
Leakey, TX
Date: 2019-01-27


I have placed several orders for Cactus Juice over the last 8 or nine years and it is always a quick and easy transaction. I ordered my last gallon on 1/15/19 at 21:30. It shipped on 1/16 at 10:45. Great service. Great product. I'll be back for more!

Keith Szafranski
Date: 2019-01-26

Terrific Support!

I always get a little nervous order stuff like this through the mail because I'm afraid of it getting damaged and breaking open, but  they really took great care to make sure that wouldn't happen. My CJ shipped quickly and painlessly and arrived safely. The stabilization process only seems intimidating, but after watching the video and reading through their support section, I was ready to go. They also have a very active Facebook group that Curtis personally monitors and posts to. Added bonus: he keeps it spam free. I did a lot of research on stabilizing before jumping in and now that I'm doing it, it's a blast! I chose TurnTex based on the recommendation of a lot of YouTubers that I trust (Zac Higgins et al) and because it cures clear and won't tint the wood. That you're supporting an actual small business that in turn supports their product is a bonus.


Cons: you'll be looking around for what else you can stabilize.

Dave Clark
Staten Island, New York
Date: 2019-01-25

Very happy with Cactus Juice

This was my second order of Cactus Juice from TurnTex. I got a smaller bottle the first time, but was so happy with the results and long shelf life of the product, I went for a 2-gallon order. I have used the Cactus Juice with Alumilite dyes to double-dye some burl for turning. I have been very happy with the results. Shipping was fast, and product was well packaged. I look forward to purchasing from TurnTex again in the future. Matthew D.
Matthew D
Northern Minnesota
Date: 2019-01-21

Custom knife handle material

We've been working with TurnTex for about a year and have never had anything but the best customer service. Whether we're ordering Cactus Juice, Alumilite resin, dyes, or asking questions, we always get the best service and excellent delivery times.

Bitterroot Handle Works
Date: 2019-01-21