Customer Comments

Very happy

My order came fast and was packed great, no chance of anything being damaged.  I am very happy and will order again

Neil Tremblett
Whiteland, IN
Date: 2018-10-14

Great products and best service!

I have always gotten the best products and fantastic service from Curtis and his team! Thanks guys! 

Mike Doyle
Washington State
Date: 2018-10-14

Very Happy.

These chambers are very well made. Everything with it is top notch, no shortcuts. I was amazed at the quality, I have not seen this type of craftsmanship in a long time. After a lot of research prior to buying, I am happy I chose this one, well worth the wait time. 

Tony Genovesi
Date: 2018-10-13

great company

Doing business with this company is truly a blessing!--Fantastic customer service and products!!

D. R. Chandler Jr.
Date: 2018-10-12

Thanks curtis for a great product

Thanks for a great product.

Rick Robbins
Tenino Washington.
Date: 2018-10-12

Another order

Another order and another great transaction. Thank you Curtis and team!

Gabe Koscielski
Date: 2018-10-12

Above & Beyond

TurnTex Woodworks went above and beyond on my order. After doing considerable research and asking questions I ordered a stabilizing chamber and and Cactus Juice. When my order arrived it was exactly what I ordered PLUS a size larger, note explained a production error, they could have just as easily pushed my order back into production and sent the larger unit to someone else. Top notch company with top notch service. I look forward to doing business with them again in the near future.

Ronnie Wheeler
Date: 2018-10-12

Great products

Turn Tex Woodworks is a great company to do business with.  I have several of their products now and am totally pleased with their quality.   Curtis is very knowledgeable about the stabilizing and casting process and is very willing to share and help in anyway that he can.

Mike Daugherty
Date: 2018-10-12

Top-Notch Customer Service

Having used Cactus Juice in the past, I knew Turntex offered Alumilite in the smaller 8 pound size.  I don't pour as much as I used to, so this size was perfect.  Super fast shipping, and now I'm going to get my Alumilite from Curtis from this day forward.

Bob Dupras
Date: 2018-10-12

vacuum pump saver

WOW!!! When I initialled placed my order this item was out of stock. But...there was a message that said that if I wanted to be notified when they were ready for shipment TurnTex would notify me. Needless to say others had promised the same thing. I got an email from TurnTex letting me know they were ready for shipment and all I had to do was put in my payment info. As promised I received my saver and it's nicely built and look very sturdy. I'll be using it very soon.
Tom Bennett
Date: 2018-10-11

Long history as customer of turntex

Out here in West Texas, when every customer transaction is excellent,  the highest compliment is giving the seller a great big "atta boy"  Turntex gets a great big "atta boy" on all my dealings with them.  For those who that aren't familiar with that expression, just call it A+.

Jimmy Edwards
Odessa, Texas
Date: 2018-10-11


I've been a pen turner for a couple of years and I just got started this month with stabilizing and alumilite casting blanks. I'm finding all kinds of wood,cactus, and everything else to stabilize and cast. I love these products I purchased and will be purchasing more in the future. Thank you and your videos for all the help.
Dave Knight
Crosby, TX 77532
Date: 2018-10-11

Super Happy

Thank you so much guys like always great customer service 

Francisco Santana
Tustin California
Date: 2018-10-08

very happy to get Cactus juice

Very happy Canadian knife maker ! have been looking for stabilizing solution for a while not much info or products for Canadians out there . took the jump and am very happy, I got alumilite and dye as well , shipping was fast and had no problems ! will order larger amounts knowing that had no problems getting it up here in Canada.     Thanks Curtis 

Jeff Quaiff
Picton ont Canada
Date: 2018-10-07

Oven Tamer

To say I am thrilled with this item would be an understatement.  I tried a different product I got off Amazon and was not happy with it.  I casually mentioned the Oven Tamer to Curtis while talking about a Cactus Juice order and he built me one within a day.  Setting up it was super simple, hook it up to the oven, plug it it and push one button and wait.  A half hour later it was ready.  It is amazingly accurate.  The oven by itself stayed in a 50 degree range, with the Amazon product it stayed in a 30 degree range.  With the Oven Tamer set at 200 degrees it dropped as low as 199.1 degrees and soared to 200.9 degrees.  I admit one time it did get to 201.3 degrees but only once. 

Rob Halvorson
Bulverde, Texas
Date: 2018-10-04


I go through a minimum of 4 gals of Alumilte Slow a month. I love this product. I buy the 80#. Curtis and his team ship out immediately and it always arrives in great condition and within a couple days. Curtis can answer any question you could possibly have and is always very courteous. In my opinion Alumilite Slow if the best product fo resin casting. Processes quickly, turns great. The price point when you buy the 80# is fantastic. Thanks a lot! Sue Meyers
Date: 2018-10-02

Excellent service and a great product!

The intro is really all I need to say, service was great, and my order was processed very quickly, I was immediately impressed, as I was very excited to get my hands on some cactus juice and give it a try. Since receiving it I have had a great time learning to stabilize different things, and I will have my first knives made with self-stabilized wood and hybrid wood scales finished in the next few days! 

Aron W
British Columbia, Canada
Date: 2018-09-30

Late but good quality

Bought a chamber and some resin. Was late coming out but once it got to me, I was pleased. Only tried it twice so far but as best I can tell it’s a sturdy, good quality system with great instructions. 

Date: 2018-09-29

Fast deliver minor issue

The product was packed well and delivered in an incredibly fast time from my perspective. Glad the dyes were bagged in a plastic bag though. The lids were loose on several bottles packed as a group in one bag. As a result, the dyes leaked out a little( not huge loss) but enough to coat inside of bag and require a clean up. Might benefit from adding a foil seal to bottles to avoid leaks. Glad they wash off in water. Was able to begin learning and experimenting over the weekend. Plan on ordering more as time goes by. Thank you. 

My Comments:  This was for Alumilite Dyes which we are just a retailer of and do not package ourselves.  Unfortunately we have no control over how they are bottled.

David Rodenbaugh
Las Cruces
Date: 2018-09-28

Alumilite Order

I have ordered Alumilite from several places. You without a doubt are the fastest to respond. Also packed better than the others. I have had a couple of issues of leakage with other companies. Not you. You have a life time customer in me. Thanks again.

Don Thornock
Johnstown, CO
Date: 2018-09-27

My New Hobby

About 2 weeks ago, I ordered Alumilite Clear Slow from TurnTex.  The materials arrived quickly and well-packed.  The invoice had a handwritten Thank You, which is a lovely touch in this day & age.

I am ordering more Aluminite now from TurnTex... they are my supplier for my new hobby. 

Thank you!

Date: 2018-09-27


Incredible order process. I received my order extremely quick and it was accurate. Awesome customer service and an excellent product. Will definitely order from Turntex again. 

Boise, ID
Date: 2018-09-27

Great Service

With many commercial options for suppliers of Cactus Juice and Alumilite, TurnTex Woodworks offered an easy to use website and good prices on buying in quantity.  There website also offered helpful tips.  I appreciated the fast and customer focused service.  It has certain made me want to continue to buy from them again.

Date: 2018-09-25

Using cactus juice

This stuff is great I watched a lot of videos before I bought my first one and a month after that l bought a second gallon and believe me it does make my wood hard

John Cunningham
So Dak
Date: 2018-09-24

CJ and Dyes

As always super fast shipping got here in plenty of time for me to do the IAP Loveland Chapter Demo.  Had 24 in the Demo and everyone loved the product. Thanks Curtis and the new colors are awesome. Hope the others come in stock shortly.  Glad you sent the business cards and flyer, Bob Franklin help me distribute it to all participants. 

Edward Cypher
Date: 2018-09-23

Very Happy Customer

all companies should be as great to deal with. Always happy to send more business your way.

Lee Kaspy
Denver PA
Date: 2018-09-23

Repeat customer

TurnTex is great for their selection, price, and speed. Curtis is always good about getting my orders out quickly and I know I'll always have a great experience with him.
Date: 2018-09-23

Always 5 stars

I go through TurnTex because they are always top notch, everything comes as ordered, most of the time faster than anticipated but products always work out beautifully. 

Rochester NY
Date: 2018-09-22

My first order with TurnTex Woodworks

I placed my very first order with TurnTex for epoxy resins and colors. Haven't had the chance to try them out yet, but I received everything in perfect order. Fast shipping, competitive pricing and very friendly customer service.  will definitely order more from them in the future!

Date: 2018-09-22

New to Cactus Juice

The product worked exactly as advertised. What I really appreciated was the personal interest on how successful I was in using the cactus juice. I would highly recommend TurnTex to anyone wanting to stabilize wood for their projects.

Dennis Reed
Fairfield Ohio
Date: 2018-09-22

Great unit, fantastic company!

I just purchased a unit to do knife handles (scales) and just love the stabilized wood it produces. Prior to this I was using Min Wax stabilizer in a homemade mason jar vac and Mityvac, it was a real pain and I could not really get a good vacuum and full penetration of the scales this way.  The TurnTex unit makes it very easy to work with during glue up and assembly of my knives.  I did have to figure out how to mark/tag the wood scales so I know what type of wood it is once it comes out of the vac chamber, pencil and markers do not survive the juice and vacuum cycle, so I now use a automatic center punch set to light punch and press dots in the end of the scales, then do a list of what mark is what wood.  You do have to be careful with brittle woods so you dont get an end grain split, but this works great.  I'm very happy with my purchase and the high quality of the unit.

Dr Death Knives
Maui Hawaii
Date: 2018-09-21

Vacuum Chamber

Very satisfied with the unit and all your support.

John Atkins
Date: 2018-09-20

Luv what I got

Reodered some Alumilite and Casters Choice. Got in just a couple of days of placing the order. Great customer service. Always willing to answer questions, share techniques and offer advice. 

Jim Mahan
Thompsons Station, TN
Date: 2018-09-20

Allumilite Dyes

I used several colors today on an epoxied tumbler. Instructions would have been nice on needing to cut tops of bottles off to get to product (hands a bit stained). Mixed easily into epoxy and went on smoothly. I will need to play with ratios to decrease translucency. Will order more colors soon.
Patricia Harris
Date: 2018-09-17

Great service

TurnTex is fast at processing your orders and shipping is fast about a week form day I order to when I have it in my possession . Have had some good results with cactus juice turning spalted birch makes the wood very hard great for turning bowls .

chad wallace
Date: 2018-09-17

Great product and service!

i have ordered several time, always great service, never any problems with the products! Order direct from the source! 

Chris Neilan
Waterford, CT
Date: 2018-09-16


service and product above reproach.

Mike Littlefield
Lubbock, Texas
Date: 2018-09-16

Great service

Ordered product, got a confirmation and it was sent. No problems.

Thank you 

Jeffrey Toulson
Date: 2018-09-16

LT Woodturning

I'm  very pleased with the order, everything was packaged well. The shipment was very fast and there a great company to work with .


Thank you 

Earl Truman 

US Army Retired 


Earl Truman
Vine Grove Kentucky 40175
Date: 2018-09-15

Great service

thanks guys love ya product, very fast postaget to New Zealand as well

New Zealand
Date: 2018-09-15


As always, thank you for your timely service

Ken Gore

Ken Gore
Date: 2018-09-14

Cactus Juice

The cactus juice works great. Turns old, punky rotten wood into rock solid knife sales and takes a smooth as glass polish. Will come back again and again for more. Thanks for the great product.

Ryan Scholl
Saint James, MO
Date: 2018-09-14

user friendly business

Although, I have been turning for a while now, I am new to stabilizing. This website is set up to make it easy ror beginners. With excellent instructions, Q & A help section, and an owner who is willing to answer your questions whether he's herd them a million times or not, without making you feel like the village idiot... which reminds me, I have a question! 

Bobby Patton
Ewa Beach, Hawaii
Date: 2018-09-13

Alumilite and dye

All received in good order. Thank you so much. definitely will order again and again. Kind regards. Mykola. Ukraine. Uman.

Ukraine. uman
Date: 2018-09-10




Date: 2018-09-07

Great service

Great service at Turntex Woodworks. It's hard to believe so few people could do such a good job. The website is easy to understand in order from. And the added bonus of numerous instructional ideas are great. And it's great to be made in the USA. Hoorah

Tim Ackerson
Southwestern Michigan
Date: 2018-09-06

recent order of alumilite

As always, fast shipping!

tony pienkosky
pittsburgh pa
Date: 2018-09-06

Great stuff ! I’ve been using this for years now.

 Now for four years. And I love the stuff. All of my knives stabilized handles. Again this is great stuff it works well in the future.

David Roeder
Date: 2018-09-06

Great Service

I needed some Alumilite for a project . TurnTex is great.  Good prices, painless ordering process, reasonable shipping costs, and lighting fast turn around time.  My order was shipped out the day I ordered it and was delivered in a couple days.  Great experience.  I'm very happy to be a TurnTex customer  

Scott W
Media, PA
Date: 2018-09-03

Great products and great service!

Expect nothing less than excellence from Curtis. I bought a double sized vac chamber and the temperature tamer unit. A one man show that cares about his customers.  When my setup went down, he went out of his way to get me back on track. 

Kieth biasillo
Date: 2018-09-03