After ordering a chamber and pump, I made my first order of Cactus Juice. Shipping was very quick, with my order arriving just 2 or so business days after my order. My first stabilization project was on some oak call blanks. The lumber had been in the weather for an unknown amount of time. Actually, It was a throw away at a nearby saw mill that I got after they kindly gave me permission to dig through their scrap pile. Anyway, the lumber was pretty far gone, weighing far less than what a good piece of oak should. On the up side, it had been in water for some portion of time during its existence, and the rays had turned a dark color, giving the wood a unique, striking appearance when turned. Too bad 75% of my turnings with the stuff failed due to the poor condition of the wood.
Enter the Cactus Juice. I stabilized several blanks of this wood. Excitement got the best of me, so I stabilized without oven drying first. No matter, though. It stabilized beautifully, though it took forever to stop bubbling. All of my blanks held up to the rigors of turning after stabilization. The stabilized wood is very hard, but it cuts and finished beautifully. In fact, I didn't even apply an additional finishing product. A good sanding and buffing with tripoli and white diamond produced gorgeous results.
I highly recommend Cactus Juice. So far I have found it very easy to use and quite forgiving of minor mistakes (like forgetting the oven drying). I will be placing an order for more very soon, and adding dyes to the process.