Customer Comments

Great service

Our wood working members at The MakerHive recommend TurnTex for all your stabalising needs. Great service and fast shipping.
Glenn Berden
Date: 2017-09-11

Great once again!

Once again Turntex has impressed me with the speed at which they can get a shipment to my door.  It was almost as if I had just placed the order and turned around and there it was.  Great job, guys!


Rob Roby
Date: 2017-09-10

great product

This the most helpful guy i've ever met in any business or hobby. If you haven't check out the help center. It will answer just about any question about Cactus Juice products.
james cox
kennedale texas
Date: 2017-09-08

Great site with all the information you need.

I heard about Cactus juice from a woodworker who turns spalted wood.  When I saw the information Turntex had on their site, I knew that was where I would purchase it from!  He has great information and videos on how to use the products he sells and keeps safety in mind.  I didn't have to go searching for more information because it was all right there.

Great products and, better yet, a commitment to making sure the information you need to do your project with their products is easily available.  Thanks Turntex!

Hastings, MN
Date: 2017-09-07

Two orders

Received my chamber last week. My cactus juice should arrive today.  Both were delayed by the hurricane.  Can't wait to stabilize some blanks. Tested chamber and the vacuum gage goes past 30.


Bill gibson
Katy Texas.
Date: 2017-09-05

My Order


I am a new customer and the service great and fast

Thank You

Jim Benedict
Date: 2017-09-04

Cactus Juice was delivered quickly and accurately

Typhoon damage in Texas is reported in Japan as well. I am very worried. I pray for the safety of citizens


I am making a tea ceremony tools. I learned about Cactus juice from YouTube video. I am looking forward to challenge the blending of new materials and traditional style. I was worried whether the cactus juice would arrive correctly,I thank Curtis for giving me the chance to challenge a new attempt.

Toshiya Shoji
Date: 2017-09-03

Thanks for the order Curtis.

The shipment of dyes arrived without a hitch at the border depot location. Looking forward to using the service again for future shipments. Thanks for the shirt as well, it will come in very handy for future demonstrations that I will be doing for Stabilizing with Cactus Juice. The pressure gauge will be part of another stabilizing system I am building. Thanks for the great service once again.


Dave Bell

David Bell
Elora, Ontario, Canada
Date: 2017-09-03

Great service

Service is great, never had a problem ordering from TurnTex, actually very impressed, my order was shipped same day and even arrived 2 days early. Not sure what part of Texas shipments come from but this was even during hurricane Harvey! Thanks

Date: 2017-09-02

satisfied customer

The Shipment arrived on time just followed the directions and product does what it says it will do

Joel Pershall
Albany, OR
Date: 2017-08-31

Great stuff

And fast shipping

Date: 2017-08-31

Tried The Juice

I had some Spalted Pin Oak that had got decayed to the point it was like a dry sponge, really past turning on a lathe. Years ago I soaked some of it in all kinds of things, let it dry, turn a little and repeated many times until I finely finished a bowl. To me a Pain in the...... but the rotted wood was unreal when turned and finished. I did several bowls this way and finely gave it up because it took so long to finish one. I had 3 large chunks left and I had wanted to try this stuff for a long time. 10 years later I did. Followed the directions and everything they say is true. Excellent results. It's very powdery when turning, dust collection is a must, but I can turn the whole thing at one time and the finish on the bowl for lack of the correct term just plain looks better. It has a surface that I couldn't get with the other ways I tried. I don't have a lot of money but I will be using more of this stuff because it makes turning half rotted wood easy and the bowls I've made with spalted/rotted wood get the most looks.


Jay Chamblee
Jackson MS
Date: 2017-08-29

Happy customer


 I am a knifemaker and a maker of all the tools and contraptions to make them with.I make micarta and have wanted to get cactus juice for a long time,and recently ordered some.The juice is great I can't wait to get more ,I have so many ideas,not to mention piles of punky spalted wood!I only could afford a pint this time,so I wasn't a bulk buyer,but I feel like I got top notch service. I read through the Q&A a few times and googled a few things while I was rigging up my pump and chamber and I find the info thats on the site and all over the web is great,you personally answering questions.Alot of places will sell you something and then you're on your own.I will be a customer of yours.



Date: 2017-08-29

Cactus Juice

I have been using Cactus Juice for about 2 years and i am my 3rd gallon. I use it Stabilize Alaska spalted birch and other spalted woods. This stuff works great and recommend it to other knife makers. the one hint i will give  is make sure the wood is dry like the Turntex says it does make a difference. One other thing that that is great is there shipping, living in Alaska that is huge and the fact the product is awesome it makes this a slam dunk


TaterMade Knives Alaska

Date: 2017-08-29

Forgot to Mention

In my previous comment I neglected to mention how informative they are at TurnTex......Curtis is an outstanding individual to do business with...Quick ship ....what else could you ask for..

Brian Moss
Kingston Ohio
Date: 2017-08-28

Cactus Juice

I bought the cactus juice based on reputation in the industry....not one person has spoken badly regarding this product..... So far it has performed as expected and I will be a long time customer of TurnTex and cactus juice.............


Thanks so much

Brian Moss


Brian Moss
Kingston Ohio
Date: 2017-08-28

Top notch!

Curtis will always have my business for stabilizing. Excellent product and service and support to back it up too!
Jeff Jackson
Bremerton WA
Date: 2017-08-28

Cactus juice is a great product

i am a first time wood stabilizer the website proveded perfect directions on how to do it.  As a knife maker I have worked with stabilized wood for many years but until know have never made my own.  Now I have my own supply of stabilized wood and its great.  Anyway the product works great it add a lot of fun to my knife making hobby.  I will definitely buy more.

Date: 2017-08-27

Great Products

My Second order of cactus juice, shipped quickly with special instructions. Very Pleased.

Jim Cunningham
Bristol Vt
Date: 2017-08-27

Very pleased with the product.

Although it took some time to get the vacuum chamber delivered, I now very much appreciate the quality of the product and understand the time it takes to produce a fine product and to make certain it works properly. I stabilized some wood blanks and some oyster shells over the past few days (I make oyster knives, and use the shells cast in resin as the handle material), and the chamber worked perfectly and better than anything I have used before. Thank you Curtis and your team for your attention to detail and quality, and I will keep coming back to you guys for consumables and maybe other chambers in the future.

Mike Resler
South Carolina
Date: 2017-08-26

Australian Order

Hi Turn Tex Team,

I just received the package, many thanks, looking forward to testing it out on the wood I have for knife making.

If all goes well, I hope to get more shipped out to me in Australia.

Can we figure out a more cost effective method of doing so if and when that eventuates?


Best Regards,


Perth, Western Australia
Date: 2017-08-25

i just started using turntex products

I have found the turntex products to do exactly as the are advertised to perform. I have stabilized over 15 types of wood and bone and even spalted dogwood, the products are excellent Larry W. Barber
Larry W. BArber
Date: 2017-08-25

Very helpful great company to deal with

great customer service


Michael brown
Chickamauga ga
Date: 2017-08-21

Always a pleasure doing business

Curtis is friendly, helpful, and extremely knowledgeable about what he sells. If you ever have a question, he's happy to answer and explains the hows and whys of what he sells.

He fills orders and ships the same day, and my neatly packaged orders always arrive promptly. 10/10 TurnTex is run the way a business SHOULD be run. :)

Janet Brien
White City, Oregon
Date: 2017-08-21

Many thanks

I´d like to express my satisfaction and gratitude to the service of TurnTex Woodworks company. I will definitely order more stuff in the future!

(Me gustaría expresar mi satisfacción y gratitud con el servicio de la empresa TurnTex Woodworks. Sin duda encargaré más cosas en el futuro!

Benito Arias
Date: 2017-08-21

Quick shipping great service

 Very happy with my last order. As always it was shipped quickly. I will be making another order soon 

Chris Clarke
Date: 2017-08-21

Great Addition

The Timer II works like a charm.  It is an attractive unit, and well made. 

Date: 2017-08-21

Cactus juice

Easy to place order. Shipped right away. Received my order in a couple of days.
Date: 2017-08-20

Love this product

I'm new to making my own stabilized blanks and honestly Cactus Juice couldn't be any easier to use or clean up after with.  I love the fact that it's re-useable and doesn't require messuring mixing a 2 part solution.  I am so glad i came across this product mentioned in a YouTube how to video.  

Oh and the shipping was fast and trouble free too.



Nathan Broshar
Iowa City, Iowa
Date: 2017-08-20

Great product and service

I have purchased cactus juice and dye, and am very pleased with both. I just started stabilizing my turning wood, and am still learning what works best, but this product, and all of the how-to's, make it pretty simple.
Dan Stratton
Date: 2017-08-19

CB Custom Knives

The thing I appreciate about Curtis is his interest in helping me make good choices. If I can't find the answer to my question on his web site, I know he's a phone call away and will share his experience and expertness in providing me with answers to my questions.



Chuck Brooks
North Carolina
Date: 2017-08-19

Excellent all around

My order was shipped the very next day and packed well. No complaints. 

United States
Date: 2017-08-19

Cactus Juice is Awesome

This stuff really works great, and its re-useable.... Just looking for things to stabiliz...

Bob Lavoie
New Hampshire
Date: 2017-08-17

excellent service

This is a great product and Curtis provides excellent service.

Larry Jones
Sandston, VA
Date: 2017-08-17

First Time Buyer

I would like to say how pleased I am with the service and the product. My order was fillled and delivered very quickly. It is my first time using resin and I am happy with Alumilite and wil be ordeing more.

Thank you.

Albert Snyder
Peas Brook, Nova Scotia
Date: 2017-08-15

Great service

I ordered from here and was pleased at the quick shipping and great customer service! Will order from here again!

Brian Nikitas
Date: 2017-08-15

I like. it

I found these guys friendly and informative. They were patient and willing to answer all my questions. I look forward to dealing with them in the future.



skip hinkle
Date: 2017-08-13

Great service...

I just ordered 4 gallons of Catus Juice and some other stuff as well... the other materials were a custom order (chamber) but I needed the CJ to do a special request... Curtis shipped the CJ quickly and now in a week or so the chamber and oven tamer will arrive.... Curtis is a great source of help and I appreciate his integrity and business ethics...

Derrel Cone
Minorsville, Kentucky
Date: 2017-08-12

Great service

Wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your timely service. I wish my other vendors were timely as your company. Thanks again 

Chris Pittman
Date: 2017-08-11

Cactus juice order

As usual I received my order as promised, quick and on time. Thank you Curtis!
Dan Dragon
Rhode Island
Date: 2017-08-11

Fast Service/Shipment

I'm new to both stabilization and casting and will be taking a week long class at Marc Adams School of Woodworking in September 2017.  I wanted to get a little head start and found the Turn Tex site after talking with the folks in their booth at the AAW Symposium in Kansas City. I was happy to find the help center and all the information freely provided by Curtis Seebeck. It wanted to get a little head start with some of the products so I ordered some Aluminite Resin and some of the Cactus Juice Resin to experiment. Everything I ordered was shipped out the same day.  In the help center documents I found out what vacuum pump I needed to buy as well as the recommended source for pressure tanks for casting. Really looking forward to a long relationship with Curtis and Turn Tex Woodworking.


Doug Stevens/ Custom Woodturning
Lake Saint Louis, MO
Date: 2017-08-07

Worked well with Paduak

I was concerned that paduak, being somewhat oily, would not cure properly. There's a caution about oily wood in the directions. Paduak is bright orange-red, and the color comes off if you rub the wood with rubbing alcohol. I tested a small piece is a little jar of cactus juice, and got good hardening. (Bacote worked too). The main batch was next--it turned the cactus juice deep orange, and since it's quite hard, and not so porous, it was still bubbling under vacuum after four hours (but definitely much slower than that initial foam-up shown on the video). I heat cured my blanks by vacuum bagging them and putting them in a temperature controlled water bath (mentioned in the testing section on the site, it's much easier to accurately measure the temperature of water than air, and the heat transfer is faster, and I already had it). That worked very well, even though a little water leaked in (next time, I'll knock off the edges and corners better so they don't poke through the bag). After a brief air dry, the wood was fine, and very clearly the resin had hardened. The wood was more resistant to splintering and stronger--I trimmed the blank 1/16" on the end grain to get it to proper length, and the cutoff won't snap in my hand, even though it's all short grain! Gluing together sections using Titebond III before curing worked just fine, as mentioned in the FAQ's. This product worked very well in my brief experience, and the large amount of information in the directions, how-to videos, FAQs and test results are very helpful. Great job!
Claremont, CA
Date: 2017-08-07

Awesome service!

Just had our 2nd transaction with Turntex, very fast reaction from the team, our order was shipped immediately, so fast that I came back immediately to correct my mistake on the shipping information but the items is already out. Nonetheless, all the items arrived after 5 days (that was fast considering we're in Asia), nothing was missing or broken considering how quickly they did the job, simply awesome! The items (Cactus Juice and dyes) came as advertised, they work great! Still a beginner in stabilizing, but, I believe we're in the right path with Turntex at our back.
Reynaldo B Calub
Date: 2017-08-06

Great experience!

Couldn't be happier. I had previously had a competitor's chamber I received on trade and I wasn't happy with the performance. Called Curtis, I expected a 5 minute phone call and instead received about 45 minutes of the man's time. He gave great guidance and answered questions honestly giving multiple options and viewpoints none of which were towards spending more or even pressuring ordering from him. I placed my order and a few weeks later received a custom built chamber that was as simple as could be to start stabilizing. Several batches in and I'm a happy camper.

Date: 2017-08-05


I have ordered multiple times from Curtis at TurnTex Woodworks.  My orders are always filled and shipped quickly and accurately.  The FAQ section is very extensive and covers just about every topic.  Thanks again!

Chris Sowa
Muskegon, MI
Date: 2017-08-03

Always a pleasure

Every time I have ordered from Turn Tex it has been a good experience. Curtis has always been there to answer any question I have had. I am a lifetime customer and will be coming back to buy a tamer as soon as they are back in stock. Thanks 

Tracy Williams
Casper Wyoming
Date: 2017-08-03

Great products, service and super fast delivery!

Thank you Curtis, TurnTex and Cactus Juice from the guys at DeadWoodLumberCo.Com.  Your products and service has helped to create a lot of opportunity for us with stabilized material.  KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK-Jim


Jim Scoggins
Trinidad, TX.
Date: 2017-08-03

Oven Tamer

Works great ! It keeps the oven within 1 degree on either side of the target temperature.  Great service as usual.

D. Wardman
Date: 2017-07-31

Always quick shipping

I always know I will get my product quickly without any bullshit- great products and service at a great price - that's why I keep coming back- and as long as it stays that way I won't get my supplies anywhere else!!

Carl Gress
Date: 2017-07-31

Great product

Great product. Fast shipping and a lot of support from Turntex. Excellent to deal with!! A++++

Agave Ridge Knifeworks
New Mexico
Date: 2017-07-30