Customer Comments

Great Website

Being a "newbie" to stabilizing wood, I had quite a few questions regarding wood types, the process, pulling out the moisture, what pump will work best, etc. Every single question I had was answered on the website! This is the only site I have EVER been to that has all the information you would ever need. I received my order and everything was packed tightly in the box so kudos to Gaige Musick, in the shipping department. I read all the information on the site, then I read it again to be sure of the steps. Cooked the wood (spalted tamarind), put it a plastic bag, stabilized it, cured it in a toaster oven. All the small pieces I tested came out perfect! Great vacuum chamber, great instructions, great product. Nuff said!
Brian Roberts
Date: 2018-07-08

2nd time customer & veteran user

Am now using my 2nd gallon of 'Cactus Juice' & am my 2nd tour of duty with one of's vacuum chambers.

Am also TOTALLY pleased with the results I've had & with the customer service the owner of the company provided me when one of the components of the vacuum chamber didn't function properly when that product arrived.

I  HIGHLY recommend Curtis' vacuum chambers & 'Cactus Juice' ! ! ! !

Jerry Harres
Bennett, Colorado
Date: 2018-07-06

Just a little feedback

having just recently retired, I have begun really getting into knife making which actually began as a hobbie.

i started out play around with things and before I knew it one thing led to another and I was being asked if they were for sale.

i was given some spalted maple by a friend and colleague and it needed to be stabilized. I found your site after a quick internet search.

i purchased some cactus juice and brown dye to give just a little color.

followed the directions and everything came out perfect!

after placing my order I receiceved my things very fast. just recently I placed another order for some different dyes for the cactus juice and it also arrived promptly!

When I need more of Curtis’s products I will definitely be ordering from him

couldnt be more happy

Doug Clarke
Central NY
Date: 2018-07-05

Cactus juice

This is THE product for stabilizing! It’s great for that wood that looks so cool but is just too soft to work. Turntex and their team want you to be successful with stabilizing so much that the web page has detailed directions for use and many great resources for stabilizing, and using vacuum chambers. Great product and and great company!

Brian Manley
Bowling Green KY
Date: 2018-07-05

Order to Finland

The order process went smooth and perfect. 

Fast delivery and the Turntex family consists of helpful people. 


Date: 2018-07-03

Order process

I purchased a vacuum chamber, cactus juice, and oven thermometer. Everything came as advertised and I was very pleased with each item. It is evident the vacuum chamber is made of good materials and that time was taken in building it. I haven’t gotten the chance to use the cactus juice yet but I have used the vacuum chamber to degas some silicone using Alumilite mold making product. This being my first venture into using a vacuum chamber I am quite pleased with the ease of use. I can’t wait to start stabilizing with it.

A special thank you to Curtis for working with me in getting the delivery to me earlier than as advertised. He was able to accommodate my situation which was greatly appreciated.

Thomas Comai
Date: 2018-07-01

Good company

I just received a full kit of all the “cactus juice“ stabilizing dyes and they came in quickly, well packed and they seem to be very vivid so far. I’ve already started dying a few pieces and the colors are looking very nice! Oh and a nice surprise come to find out that the extreme pink is  fluorescent and glows  pretty  bright in black! TurnTex seems to be a very good company to order from and I’m sure I’ll be a customer for a long time. Thanks guys!

Date: 2018-06-28

A very good small company

I am a beginner to stabilizing wood and until I found out that the large maple I had in my yard that I had spent several years dimensionalizing and drying was WHITE maple, I did not even think about how those colors got into the wood. But white maple is very fibrous and is not dense like birdseye or sugar maple. It dries to about the same wieht to volume as balsa. Needless to say the stacks of maple were destined for the wood stove until I watched a number of videos on stabilizing. (Some on YouTube, some at TurnTex.) I am pleased with Cactus Juice and still ahve lots to learn, but the products and the support ate great. Dan'l
Daniel Mussatti
Date: 2018-06-28

Perfection yet again

Order confirmed, packed, shipped and received, all in good order.  Well done.

Steve Milone
Date: 2018-06-28

Great service and products

Curtis and the team at TurnTex are great both for quick service and the products. I have a vacuum chamber and have purchased Cactus Juice and dyes. The Cactus Juice came promptly in the mail and with no damage. Cactus Juice has allowed me to save a lot of wood that otherwise would have ended as mulch. I love that the dyes have a separate “squirt” cap to make adding to the Juice easier. I am working with the dyes (blue and teal) for the first time and found them easy to use (if a little messy due to my own carelessness). Overall super satisfied. Thanks again!

Michael Cardinal
Bloomington, Illinois
Date: 2018-06-25

Love it

Love the customer service that Curtis has.

Nathan Carpenter
Date: 2018-06-25

Great Company and Product!

I placed my first order with Turn Tex and received my order in just a few days. I used the Cactus Juice to stabilize some burls for turning blanks. I will definately order from Turn Tex again!
Omaha, NE
Date: 2018-06-25


Easy check out. Has about everything you could need. I'll be back soon ;)

Jeremy Elliott
Date: 2018-06-25

Great alternative to sending knife handle material out for stabilization

To be honest, I was a little skeptical that at home stabilization could be as good as professional stabilization, but with Catu Juice, it pretty much has been for the softer woods I've used it on.  If you can pull a decent vacuum, and either have a pressure chamber or the patience to let a piece soak for  good amount of time, you can get resin impregnation every bit as deep as a pro job.  I've been using it on punks spalted woods and redwood burl, and couldn't be happier.

Eric D
So. Cal.
Date: 2018-06-24

Cactus Juice

This was my third or fourth order of Cactus Juice. Delivery is always fast. The product works perfectly. I've had exceptional success doing burls and hardwoods, even some Heart Pine blanks.


Tony Joyce
Piedmont Triad, NC
Date: 2018-06-24

Cactus Juice

I recently tried Cactus Juice for the first time. I have tried others before and find the Cactus Juice to be excellent and like it very well. It works fantastic, and the info and tips on the page are great. Thanks Curtis!!


James Ayers

James Ayers
Date: 2018-06-22

Great customer Service.

Very accommodating to help on all issues that I have had. Top notch customer service. 

Shannon Hughes
Grand Tower, IL
Date: 2018-06-21

Super Fast!

I ordered my products on a Friday and received them on Monday.  Very fast, great service!  Highly recommend!! 

Lee - Midnight Woodworks
San Antonio, TX
Date: 2018-06-19

Great service and fast

You order, they fill it immediately and ship it.

And its not all buried in styrofoam nuggets.

They packaged & protect with recyclable paper.

Date: 2018-06-16

The Cactus Juice

Good stuff, great shipping speed. thanks TurnTex Woodworks!

Paul wheeler
Northern California
Date: 2018-06-15

Great costumer service!

Great customer service and super quick shipping!!

Thanks Curtis!!



Don Friesen
Tyler, TX
Date: 2018-06-14

Excellent service and products

For casting products, wood  stabilizing resin and equipment, fast response time and EXCELLENT customer service Curtis Seebeck , Turn Tex Woodworks and the staff can't be beat. 

Don Ward

Wichita Falls  Tx

Don Ward
Wichita Falls, TX
Date: 2018-06-14

Vacuum chamber

Hi Chris, just pick up the chamber and fresh gallon of juice at the post office, made my first test this morning, just wow! I have been using Cactus juice for just about 4 years and was using a chamber that I had built on my own, it was an okay chamber but could not reach the ultimate vacuum. A message to all of you who are not decided, I should have bought the Turntex chamber 4 years ago, worth every $ spent, reached -28 in no time. Great product, recommend it. Serge
Serge Henry
Montreal, Canada
Date: 2018-06-11

My purchase of Alumilite Clear Sliw

I just want to say thank you for the excellent service I received on my recent purchase. I received my order as fast as can be expected due to not being able to transport the Alumilite by air. It was only 7 days from the time I placed the order until I received it.

Job well done. I will be ordering again.

Dan Akers
Pasco, WA
Date: 2018-06-11

Great Stabilizing Source

Great selection of items for stabilizing and resin casting. My order shipped on the same day I ordered. 

Sarah Giles
Date: 2018-06-11

Feel safe doing business with you!

Really enjoy doing business with you.....clearly a man of integrity.

Mike Branum
Katy, texas
Date: 2018-06-10

Customer service

having any questions answered about a product is as important as the product itself in my view. When I I had extra questions about. Cactus Juice stabilize, my phone message was returned soon and all questions answered. That’s the feature I look for and appreciate.  Curtis, thanks for your help. 

David Clark
Las Vegas, NV
Date: 2018-06-10

Awesome service!!!!!!

Thanks for the awesome service and fast turn around. Great company and look forward to doing more business in the future.

Scott Williams
Knoxville, Tennessee
Date: 2018-06-08

High Expectations

I ordered a chamber kit along with some Cactus Juice and a few other items. I need to say that the scheduled delay/lead time (posted visibly on the website) was 4-6 weeks. I understand that I was ordering at the same time many others were placing orders, so I waited. My order took longer than expected, and I was a bit nervous that something had happened to my order. I was not very happy that it took longer than expected, but I did indeed receive my order.

What can I say? Expect delays in processing, but don't worry. Curtis and his company are the real deal. When my order finally arrived, I opened the box and saw nothing short of quality. A friend of mine said the chamber looked "laboratory grade". And indeed, it is all worth the wait. It all functions like it should, and is very well made. No issues as I have already made my first batch of stabilized wood without problems. (While wearing my TurnTex "Redemption" shirt and drinking water from the TurnTex "Redemption" cup. Thanks Curtis)

The company redeemed itself by supplying a product that is far superior to anything else on the market. I have already ordered (and received) more items. So ask yourself this; How long should you wait for a superior quality product? My answer would be; Until it is delivered if it is from TurnTex!

Outstanding. This company has my business. Thanks to Curtis and everyone else at the company.

Dave W.
New Mexico
Date: 2018-06-05

Great product

This is my second order and I’m as happy as I was the first time. Great product, easy to use, fantastic results. If you follow Curtis’ instructions, it’s foolproof! I’ll be ordering again soon
Doug Brown
Columbia City, Indiana
Date: 2018-06-03

Great service

Once again my order was promptly filled and shipped and delivered in record time. 

Rob Roby
Date: 2018-06-02

Cactus Juice

Very helpful with any questions you might have. I have a vacuum chamber now and have bought at least 6 gallons already. I am Addicted to Cactus Juice. 

Date: 2018-06-01

A Happy Customer

If you are new to Turn Tex Woodworks, you are going to be very pleased that you stopped here. Curtis Seebeck and his staff are the most helpful and punctual people that you will ever meet. Every order is processed and shipped punctually and always arrives in perfect condition. The thing that I like more than this is the personal help that you find on this site and other Facebook sites that Curtis writes in. He is a book full of information about everything that he sells and participates in. These are GOOD people selling GOOD products. Larry Chaney, Douglas, GA


Larry Chaney
Douglas, GA31535
Date: 2018-06-01

Top Notch customer service!

I had an issue with a batch of juice stabilizing inside my chamber.  YIKES!  I have used at least 4 gallons of Cactus Juice over the past couple of years and had never experienced this.  I called Curtis, who knew exactly what had occurred.  He took the time to help explain the issue (curing inside chamber due to outdoor temperatures being elevated) and offered solutions for my specific situation.  He took the time to answer a couple of other questions I had in regards to moisture content of wood and drying process, etc.  I look forward to making a couple of adjustments and running another batch this weekend!


Lights Out custom calls
Western Arkansas
Date: 2018-05-31

Great Service

Ordering from Turntex is an easy and fast process.  Shipping is fast and the personnel super friendly and helpful.  My son and I will continue to use this service.


Beth Johnston
Sebring, Florida
Date: 2018-05-28


Toujours un plaisir de travailler avec vous. Vous portez une attention toute particulière à chaque client, merci.

Date: 2018-05-27

Great Customer Service

I ordered when Curtis had a warning on his website on his website that he was away.  He stated that even though he was away, The shipments were going to processed as normal.  This was my first time ordering and I'm still working on my setup so it's not that big of a deal for me.  

I ordered and received notice from UPS that the shipment was on the way that day.  Awesome

I also ordered the complete setup for the vacuum pump.  I haven't been able to test it yet because the Amazon decided to destroy my vacuum pump in the delivery.  Once I get my vacuum pump, I'll be able to check it out.  I do know that I looked on Amazon for the little flare to 1/4" mip adapter and I couldn't find one (while Curtis was out of stock)  That setup is a great value.

I'm a very satisfied customer.

Mark D. Burnham
Chesapeake, VA
Date: 2018-05-26

Couldn't ask for more

We were able to pick up our order directly at TurnTex. What a grand time we had. Curtis listened to what we wanted to do, explained things, showed us things, gave us a mini-lesson in vacuum chamber. This is the place for you to go for stabilizing supplies and equipment. Curtis knows his stuff, and makes sure you'll get the best of everything. I can't recommend TurnTex enough.

CM Fox
Date: 2018-05-24

Super service!

Curtis has super customer service and some of the fastest shipping around! Will be a long time customer! Thank you!!!

Jenni Mottmiller
Date: 2018-05-24

Very pleased!!

Very satisfied on how fast my shipment arrived and, Curtis answered any questions I had.

Tony P
Pittsburgh Pa
Date: 2018-05-24

Excellent service

Quick response to questions and excellent service. Will be doing much more business with Turn Tex.
Eric Merrill
United States
Date: 2018-05-24

Worth every dime!

I ended up buying a half gal and a pint of cactus juice total.  The pint I added purple dye to and ended up separating another pints worth out of the half gal and added some green.  I have stabilized some natural, some purple, and am currently baking some green.  The green batch has a natural/green mix I am looking forward to.  So far everything has turned well, and I need to buy more to set up more colors.  I will be a return customer from here on out.  Thanks again!!!

Stafford, VA
Date: 2018-05-23

Couldn't be happier

I couldn't be happier with the customer service and the quality products from Curtis at TurnTex Woodworks.  The products were delivered as promised and the quality of workmanship was beyond expectations.  All of my questions concerning use of these products were answered thoroughly and with clear explanations.  I give this company a 5+ STAR rating!!  Jim D.  Fishers, Indiana 

Jim Daugherty
Fishers, Indiana
Date: 2018-05-22

Quick shipping is an understatement

I received a shipping confirmation email 14 minutes after placing an order. Fast is an understatement. Product (Cactus Juice) works as well as all of the other reviews says it does. I am still fighting with my pressure pot to try the Alumilite. But, that is not a reflection of the service I received from Curtis. When it is time to replenish stock, I will buy here again. 


Thanks again Curtis,


Mickey G.

Mickey G.
Winder, Ga.
Date: 2018-05-21

Another Repeat Customer

Awesome products and customer service! Curtis will always have my business for my stabilizing and Alumilite needs. 

Jeff Jackson
Bremerton WA
Date: 2018-05-19

One of the Best Companies Around

Turntex is my go-to for all stabilizing and casting needs! Curtis makes a great product (Cactus Juice) and carries only the best for casting - Alumilite Resin. The orders are always shipped quickly, and if you ever had a question needing answered, Curtis is quick to help you out!
Jim D.
Kokomo, IN
Date: 2018-05-19

Great Service

Curtis O. Seebeck and Turntex are like a good Wine, I have been ordering his products for about 5 years and the service and products are getting better and better. His knoledge and expertise on the matter of stabilizing and casting is second to none. Thank You Curtis and Staff
Mario Perret-Gentil
Boone, NC
Date: 2018-05-17

Great service for a great product

We had quick order process, quick processing and shipment! Great product information was included in shipment. Thanks again for your helpful videos as well.

Gary Hobbie
Salina, Kansas
Date: 2018-05-17

Special Sauce

Great stuff!!!  Easy to use and affordable, a little bit goes a long ways.  

Zachary Lucas
Rockville, MD
Date: 2018-05-17

Great service!

Very fast turn shipping on my order of Alumilite. Also, impressed of how fast Curtis answers any questions I had.

Tony P
Pittsburgh Pa
Date: 2018-05-16