Customer Comments

Cactus Juice

Great product and great service as always

Aaron Hunter
United States
Date: 2023-09-11

Cactus Juice Believer

As I continue in my wood stabilization endeavors I’ve grown to trust the Juice and even more the company  TurnTex. What a pleasure to deal with, even the owner. 😃  Couldn’t be happier with all the different aspects of his bidness, from ordering, fulfilling, shipping and follow-up if needed. 

Bill Cannon
Richmond by God Texas!
Date: 2023-09-10

First time user

I just used the stabilizer for the first time and very happy with results!. I've watched many YouTube videos... I love that it's easy to clean with water. I'm using it to stabilize larger piece of wood through the soaking method with no vacuum or pressure. soaking method seams to work very well especially for very punky and soft wood(maple). Because pieces are larger, I'm going to need several more gallons...i haven't even tried the dyes yet.  Super cool product and pleasant to work with!

Mike Dragulin
United States
Date: 2023-09-08

Great place to shop

If you are in need of anything that goes with Resin, then this is the place to go. Ordering was easy and fast. I will be placing another with them soon. When I'm treated well I tend to stay and tell others. 

Date: 2023-09-03

Great Company

I have ordered a number of times and have always been more than satisfied with the service.  Curtis is also a great resource when questions come up.  This is a GREAT company to work with.  The products are easy to use and provide incredible results too!

Phil Schrock
Date: 2023-09-01

First timer

I first heard about about Cactus Juice several years ago, I even purchased a tank and machine so I could start using it.

Fast forward to today, I finally got up enough nerve to buy my first 1/2 gallon jug. I have been using it to stabilize my rock slabs non-stop. It is so easy to use. 

my softer stones soak up the resin and come out of the oven looking great. I decided to stabilize most of my other stones as well. 

I used it on turquoise and fossils, just to name a couple. 

my only regret, not using it when I first heard about.

on side note, I made contact with the owner over the years asking questions, He was always professional, polite and eager to assist. 

Susan H.
Mineral Wells Texas
Date: 2023-08-27

Best ever

We have been ordering from TurnTex for years and their service is consistently top notch.  They have not let us down even once. Seriously, the best ever. 

Tara LaCroix
United States
Date: 2023-08-25

Stabilizing Rocks

I have used Cactus Juice to help stabilize rocks with cracks and voids prior to cutting and polishing.   I has worked great.   

Date: 2023-08-22

Solid Product & Company

Not only does the Juice work well, the company provides plenty of info for proper use. 10/10, highly recommended. 

United States
Date: 2023-08-21

Recent Catcus Juice Order

As always, the order was processed very quickly.  I was notified of the order's progress.  It arrived as planned (might have been a day or two early).

Highly recommend TurnTex!


Dave Miner
Date: 2023-08-18

Great Product!!

I've been using alumilite clear and clear slow for my small business since 2020 and I've never needed another product. Their epoxy resin is second to none. I highly recommend.



Maritime Brush Co.
New Brunswick, Canada
Date: 2023-08-11

Always Use TurnTex

When I first started stabiliing I ordered a chamber and cactus juice from TurnTex. During my first attempt a stabilization the Cactus Juice cured in my chamber. I contacted Curtis and he sent me a new chamber at no cost to me.(his idea not mine) I can buy Cactus Juice from several different sources but why would I. I would not get the level of commitment or service that I got from Curtis.
Edward R Frulla
United States
Date: 2023-08-11

Outstanding service!

I've ordered a couple times and each time has been flawless! My most recent order was placed and then shipped the following morning! I've had to reach out before for an issue and Curtis was super helplful and corrected my issue fast.
Jorge Garay
United States
Date: 2023-08-07

Awesome customer service!

I am a repeat customer and always get my order shipped the same day. Tracking is provided right away. 

I could not ask for any better products or customer service. 

Robert Miller
United States
Date: 2023-08-04


It is always a pleasure to buy from Turn Tex. Packing is great, fast and very strong boxes. I have had the opportunity to talk with Curtis on a couple of occasions and he is very pleasant and helpful. I would highly recommend Turn Tex to anyone needing their products.


Larry Skeen
Dothan, Alabama
Date: 2023-08-01

Another perfect order!

EVERY time I order from TurnTex it ships quickly, arrives we’ll packaged and is exactly as promised! Best supplier of stabilizing and casting supplies! 

Don Van Dyne
Date: 2023-07-31

First time user

Shipping was quick and I received what I ordered. I used about hlf a gallon stabilizing a 10.5-inch diameter by 5-inch-thick piece of spalted maple. I currently have it on the lathe and attempting to turn it. So far, so good. I will let you know how it turns out.

Ralph D. Nevin
United States
Date: 2023-07-30

Go to site for stabilizing needs

Turntex is the place to go for my stabilizing needs. I recently tried their colorants and I think they are much more vibrant than the Alumalite dyes.  The web site is packed with helpful information. Remember to keep the “juice” away from heat. I recently purchased a mini fridge to help prolong the juice and my cyanoacrylate glues 

East Tennessee
Date: 2023-07-28

Replaced lost order


I contacted you about UPS saying they lost my order from you and would contact you about it. I sent you email about it and you responded by sending me a replacement order immediately without question. This is what service is all about and that is why I do business with you and your company. Your business practices are top notch and service is at the same level. Thank you and I will be ordering more from you soon.

United States
Date: 2023-07-27

Excellent service

Excellent service and the best website for info you have ever seen. Take the time to read thru the help center pages, you won't be sorry!!

Paul Westhafer
United States
Date: 2023-07-24

Cactus Juice

This is the best product I've used to stabilize wood and horn for knife handles.

How many companies email you after the sale to see if you are satisfied and to see if they can answer any questions .

None that I know of so I'm very satisfied with my purchase . 

Date: 2023-07-24

Wonderful Service

I am lucky enough to live close to TurnTex and Curtis and Gaige have always been such a pleasure to deal with.  I typically need to pick up after hours or over the weekend and they have always been accommodating.


Product-wise, this is my first round of the new formula and am excited to see what comes out of it.


Thanks so much for providing me with stabilizing resin.


Adam in Manchaca

Adam Crankshaw
Manchaca Texas
Date: 2023-07-20

Excellent Product and Service

Definitely the go-to place for stabilizing products and information. Inexpensive shipping options as well, even to Alaska. 

Date: 2023-07-18

Best stuff out there

I have been using Cactus Juice Stabilizing Solutions For about 6 years and have no plans on stopping🙂

Paul Kentnor
United States
Date: 2023-07-16

Great Service

This was my second order. I am just starting with resin turning and my first experience was great. Did a lot of research  and even reached out to Curtis with some questions and he promptly responded. The Alumalite clear slow was easy to work with. Thanks.  

Shawn D Sanders
Chattanooga Tn.
Date: 2023-07-14


Love the product and service. Best in the business. 

FTW area
Date: 2023-07-14

4"x16" Vacuum Chamber

Fully delighted with my 4x16 chamber.  Curtis has been incredibly helpful introducing me to stabilizing, answering all my questions and more with patience and expertise. His is old school customer service, the way it used to be and I wish it still was. The quality and craftsmanship of the chamber is exceptional. Many thanks, Curtis!

Jesse Lerman
United States
Date: 2023-07-12

Outstanding service and products ... as always

I've ordered cactus juice, alumilite resin and colors for each several times over the years. All orders ship quickly and complete. They are very well packaged and always arrive within a reasonable amount of time considering the journey from Texas to Pennsylvania. Thank you all so much. Keep up the great work!

John B.
Date: 2023-07-09

Great stuff and service

Ordered and received my second batch of Cactus Juice last week.  I use it to stabilize fly rod reel inserts so they are more water resistant.  I activated the 1/2 gallon jug yesterday per instructions and stabilized 14 inserts in a vac chamber.  Took about 25 minutes for bubbles to stop flowing, soaked the blanks for another hour.  Fired up the old toaster over, wrapped the inserts in foil and baked them at somewhere around 200 (I don't think my thermometer is all that accurate).  The resin cured perfectly - the residual on the outside of the inserts is clear and hard.  I finished turning one insert this morning and it looks great.  From my experience I think Curtis has this process and the resin dialed in perfectly and has made it as foolproof as it can be.

Doug Jeffries
Redmond, OR
Date: 2023-07-04


I continue to be amazed at the great service I receive. I am a frequent customer and plan to be a continue one for a long time. Very well pleased.
Larry Skeen
Dothan, Alabama
Date: 2023-07-02


Very good product great customer service 

Date: 2023-07-02

Very satisfied!

What's not to love? Lighting fast processing, and the items arrived as ordered. 

Dale Edward Alleshouse
United States
Date: 2023-06-30

second purchase

I have used this product in the past and love it.


Neal Burns
United States
Date: 2023-06-30

Always Happy

This company has the best and fastest service of any I deal with.  On top of that, I love their stabilizing liquid. 

Hopsmith Blades
Date: 2023-06-23

Great experience

I only ordered some cactus juice and haven't had the opportunity to use it yet, so I can't say much about the product.

However, from a customer experience point of view, I couldn't be happier.  Could I have found the product cheaper somewhere else? Maybe.  Could I have found someone who offered "free" shipping?  Maybe.  Could I have found somewhere else that provided all the information about how to stabilize wood for free? Doubtful.

So, even though I may have paid a little bit more, and may have had to pay for shipping separately, and may have had to wait an extra day or two for it to arrive, it was well worth it to support a small business who is willing to share all of this information or free.

If I decide to get more into stabilizing wood and am looking for a dedicated vacuum chamber, I know I will buy it from Turn Tex.



Dan G.
United States
Date: 2023-06-18

Amazing products!

I'm always 100% happy with my cactus juice and dye. I've also purchased pump savers for everyone of my setups and they save me so much money in the long run. Thanks Curtis for providing these amazing products! 

T.B. Malloy Woodcrafts
Fort Wayne, IN
Date: 2023-06-17

Music City Pen Turners Gathering

Woo Hoo ! 😛 Just arrived back home from the most amazing event thanks to TurnTex show schedule.
Absolutely Loved meeting the main man Mr. Curtis O Seebeck and his lovely wife Kim they are simply wonderful !!

I took this incredible opportunity to see Curtis demo a TurnTex’s Cactus Juice Vacuum Chamber up close and personal along with an opportunity to see technique, ask questions, and discuss products it was a priceless opportunity. I can’t speak highly enough about his company and the team behind it.  I’m so impressed . I love the guesswork was taken out of the equation for a brand new inexperienced rookie like me . Looking forward to seeing you guys again in Waco. I truly can’t wait until the August event !  But until then I plan to play with my new toys now that Curtis has  taken my fear away. Gotta love it ! 😝😜   Sincerely  Grateful Grateful 🙏. Namaste. My friends WandaGail

Keota, Oklahoma
Date: 2023-06-15

Best anyone can ask for

Been a customer for years with TurnTex :-)

Every single product they offer, I know has been researched and proven to be the best there is on the planet, or it would not even be offered.

The staff at TurnTex, is the best on the planet as well. Curtis (ring leader) treats all like family and they learn and willing to share just about anything you may have a question with.

My business has TurnTex stickers everywhere. Keeps me reminded that TurnTex is like a business partner to me.

Gary Spruill
United States
Date: 2023-06-14

Great company

Thanks for the super fast delivery.


Keith K Schrader
United States
Date: 2023-06-11

Best Product - Best Service!

I have been using Turn Tex's stabilizer for years. Of course I buy direct to get the best price, and most importantly, I am buying from Curtis Seebeck. If I have a question, or if I need an extra "activator," Curtis sees that it gets done. You can't deal with a nicer, fairer or more honest guy! Why would anyone buy from someone else? I stabilize pepper-mill blanks. To save on stabilizer, I first round the blanks into a cylindrical shape. To get easier access into the center of the cylindrical blank, I cut the blank into the top and bottom part of the pepper-mill. My finished pepper-mill is waterproof. When cooking, and when my hands are wet or greasy, it doesn't matter. I just grab my pepper-mill and keep on cooking. Any moisture or grease will wipe right off the pepper-mill.   

Mike Przybyla
Springville, Utah
Date: 2023-06-10

Excellent Service as usual

I sent Curtis a message thru this website on a Sunday afternoon, and darned if he didn't answer it within a couple hours! He recommended a solution to my question, and I placed the order that same day. 

Outstanding service is a hallmark of Curtis and his team. 


Kevin Cloonan
Northern Illinois
Date: 2023-06-09



I live in Hawaii and have had a very hard time getting some of the products I need. I have learned to live with it, the price we pay to live in paradise.  I really wanted to get Alumilite Clear Slow and couldn't find it anywhere - even Alumilite wouldn't ship it to me.  I found Turn Tex in a web search and thought, great another company that won't ship me what I want.  I called them and spoke to Gaige.  This guy is awesome!! Not only did he ship me the clear slow but the shipping charges were very reasonable. Turn Tex will be my go to supplier for resin supplies.

Thanks again Gaige


Mark Benjamin
Waikoloa Hawaii
Date: 2023-06-09



Salt Lake
Date: 2023-06-06

My first stop for several things

Whether it’s Juice or pigments, this is always my first stop.

Great selection, great service 

Date: 2023-06-05

Vacuum chambers

      While doing homework on this project , I was told to go with the best. I was certainly glad I purchased the Turntex model I did. Works incredibly well ,cleans easily and does exactly as described.. please read instructions,  it's always a help!!

John Robindon
Carmel, Maine
Date: 2023-06-05

vacuum chamber

I received the vacuum chamber and cactus juice. Although I haven't had time to try it yet it looks solidly built and shipping was reasonably fast considering they are made to order.

I'm impressed with the workmanship.

Tom Powers
Grand Forks,ND
Date: 2023-06-05

Cactus juice

Was pleased I received the Cactus Juice (1gallon) in a few days. Have used this product before and have been impressed with the results. Am going to use to stabilize a Ash burl. Good price snd great service.
Al Daul
Date: 2023-06-05

Great service as always

 I ordered some Alumilite in the morning and it was shipped that day, very few places can you get that kind of service. This is very typical for Curtis and his crew.

Matt Cady
Sedalia, Mo
Date: 2023-06-02

Feels like Christmas

I’m so excited  my Vacuum Stabilizing Chamber just arrived and a day early and was packaged with more care than anything I have ever ordered from anyone, anywhere. Turn Tex you just keep surprising me ! This is going to be a great experience and I’m excited to get started. Thank you for the boost in confidence.

Keota, Ok
Date: 2023-06-02

Customer Service Exists Here!

After I used some older Cactus Juice that I transported half way across the country during my relocation, I noticed that I the drippings from the cure did not themselves cure. I was concerned that my small batch of Cactus Juice may have gone bad. I searched through the FAQs but could not find anything that would anser my question of whether this was an indicator of CJ that had gone bad. I contacted Mr. Seebeck through the contact page and asked. Well, Curtis answered my question with a great explanation and also during our conversation recommended a different approach to soaking my blanks. I had ordered jmore CJ and let Curtis know and I had my new bottles of CJ in a couple days.

It was a pleasure doing business with Turntex LLC and mr Seebeck and will not hesitate to continue doing business directly with this company.

Very Satisfied Customer.

Kevin Feaster
United States
Date: 2023-06-01