Customer Comments

The general consensus is...

Everyone already knows this is great stuff for stabilizing wood. It's widely used by everyone and its true. This is great stuff! I carved some pieces before stabilizing and dying it and it came out beautifully. I just made a knob for a small test project and sanded it afterwards. So now I have the most beautiful knob in the world. My girlfriend says so. 

United States
Date: 2020-11-30

Great seller

Ordered a batch of Cactus Juice to be shipped overseas. Fast shipping and great products. Turntex highly recommended!
Date: 2020-11-30

Talk about customer service !

You say your interested in learning about stabilizing wood etc. You have to look no further than Turn Tex web sight . All the information regarding this subject is available before you even make a purchase. Even great information on vacuum pumps Curtis doesn't even sell. I did not hesitate to place my order for a vacuum chamber and a gallon of cactus juice. Also an oven thermometer. The service was lightening fast and arrived in an extremely well packaged box. Thank you shipping dep't. Complete instructions for use. Several E-mails thanking me for my order, letting me know my order was received and when it had been shipped and a follow up E-mail wanting to know if I was happy my order and any feedback I'd like to offer. The service was excellent but  the product was impeccably built. Not just a plastic tube with some fittings and a top slapped on. I mean this is almost a work of art. Curtis goes way above and beyond to offer outstanding quality at a reasonable price. Value for your dollar. Thanks again Curtis, it's a pleasure doing business with you and your crew. I look forward to additional cactus juice purchases !

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Thanks again,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Tom McCraith      

United States
Date: 2020-11-29


If you are into turning wood and resins, they have some awesome products. Top notch customer service with lightning speed shipping.

Jeff Scheffler
Date: 2020-11-27

Love the product

I have place one more order through. Turn Tex was very helpful, I am located in Canada and they did everything to make shipping as smooth as could be. My order was delivered very fast. I love working with this product, I get great results. Thank you Curtis and staff for everything.

Alain Cayer
Selkirk,Manitoba, Canada
Date: 2020-11-25

Never disappointed!

Curtis and "the crew" are Top-Notch in all respectsLightning fast order fulfillment, extremely helpful in every way, courteous almost to-a-fault. Did I mention fast? I ordered at about 10:30 a.m., received confirmation of order in about two minutes, and notification that the items were ready for shipment in under 12 minutes.  Amazing! 

jeff taylor
United States
Date: 2020-11-22

Parts and pieces

Lookin for parts to make my own manifold, Lowes nor HomeDepot had the valves, quick disconnects or 3/16 adapters other online places they were a good bit more than TurnTex parts came in much quicker than expected


Course now that I have 2 chambers I will have to get more CJ


United States
Date: 2020-11-22

Superior Business with Magnificent Service

As a novice woodturner, I decided to dive into the stabilization process. So, I ordered some of the stabilizing dyes and was very satisfied with the service and prompt delivery. After the arrival of my items, I had a few questions about the use of the products. Prompt response to my emails. Would highly recommend the products and services from TurnTex! 5 stars for me*****

Cheryl C
Floresville, TX 78114
Date: 2020-11-21

Fast delivery!

The folks at TurnTex got my order to me very quickly! I haven’t used it yet and this will be my first time ever using anything like this. I am a new wood turner and have some pretty punky bowl blanks and will be excited to use this on my bowls to see how they turn out! Jimmy Christman

Jimmy Christman
Golden, Missouri
Date: 2020-11-20

Good friendly service

This was my first order and I was impressed.  Good communications, packaged very secure, and arrived right on time.  Good Job !

Steve Cart
Grass Valley, CA
Date: 2020-11-19

Always a pleasure

Do not pause in considering to buy from. Fast shipping, solid pricing, and a great all around small business to support.  The added stickers that I’ve received with orders over the years is a cool touch.  Cheers

Troy’s Woodworks
Date: 2020-11-19

Fast Shipping

Always a pleasure to do business.  

Date: 2020-11-16

Quality, US made

I have wanted to get into stabilizing for a long time now and I looked at the hundreds of stabilization chambers out there.   I decided on TurnTex because it was obvious that these guys know what they are doing and provide a quality product, especially when compared to the thin stainless steel pots with plastic lids that are all over the internet.   I am also proud to support a fellow US small business!   

Everything is a fair price.   Even the oven temp gauge is inline with what I would pay on Amazon.   I really appreciate not being gouged for add-on items.   

Again, super quality kit.  I have no fear of it imploding and I'm looking forward to many years of service.

Boise Idaho
Date: 2020-11-15

Best there is

3rd gallon I've bought for my needs. Got some walnut burl that needed stabilizing and I didn't have enough Juice. Gonna be some great wood.


Oak Harbor
Date: 2020-11-14

Extremely quick turnaround

Honestly, I was expecting a long delivery period given that TurnTex is a small-ish business.  While my experience may not be the same for everybody, my order shipped the same day it was placed and overall delivery rivaled the big online vendor who built it's business on short delivery times.  The Juice arrived before the final part of my vacuum chamber.  Can't beat customer service like that!

B. S.
United States
Date: 2020-11-13

Quality products & fast shipping!

A friend of mine recommended Turn Tex to me when I mentioned needing resin pigments and dyes and I couldn’t be happier he did! I was putting together a class and originally ordered supplies through Amazon but the ship time was weeks out. I decided to order from Turn Tex as well and had my order in a matter of days, even to Alaska! As soon as I got my package I started playing with the materials and was immediately impressed with the quality and brightness of the colors! Exactly what I was looking for and much better quality than what I had ordered on Amazon! I immediately cancelled my order with Amazon and will continue buying my resin supplies through Turn Tex! 

Michelle Goldstein
Anchorage, Alaska
Date: 2020-11-13

Well satisfied

Excellent service. Orders processed and shipped as stated. Items delivered in good condition. Email on help needed I am new to stabilizing and a prompt reply was given.

Russ Peagler

Russ Peagler
South Carolina
Date: 2020-11-09

Turntex is amazing

I've never shopped somewhere, where the owner of the company actually talked me out of spending money. He saved me a few buck by letting me know which unit size would be the best for my needs.  Turntex has absolutely amazing service and I will definitely be buying from yall again

Arin Way
United States
Date: 2020-11-08

Excellent Product

At best, I'm a casual user so I make a lot of mistakes. The guides on Curtis's web site are invaluable. I use Cactus Juice to stabilize most of the small pieces that I turn. It's a great product provided you follow the instructions. If you don't it's unforgiving.

Craig Chambers
United States
Date: 2020-11-07

Fast Shipping

I received my Cactus Juice gallon in a very reasonable amount of time. I placed orders for other products from around the country on the same day and this delivery got to me first.
United States
Date: 2020-11-06

Great Transaction

Return customer. . . Fast shipping, almost here before I ordered it. I will be returning for more Cactus Juice and Alumilite in the future.
Date: 2020-11-06

Great product

I use this resin for jewelry making. Excellent product. Repeat buyer and will continue to do business with Turntex in the future.

Keaau, Hawaii
Date: 2020-11-05

Phenomenal Product, pleasure to do business with.

I recently got into stabilizing/casting/turning, and of course found this site. The cactus juice is an amazing product, and if one follows curtis’s detailed instructions and advice, the process is easy. For whatever reason, given the shipping time disclaimers I was expecting shipping to be somewhat slow; but to my delight he is like greased lightening. The level of customer service is truly exceptional; following up after each order urging customers to make contact with any questions or complaints. Gives the feeling of dealing with a small local business. Would highly recommend!

Kyle Ruest
Danvers Massachusetts
Date: 2020-11-05

Great Stuff--and QUICK!!

Curtis & Crew--thanks for the quick service!!  That tells me that y'all are well and able to work--happy to know, and hoping you can stay that way!!

Now i have to get some wood dried so we can use up a little CJ.  


Earl McLain
La Porte, IN
Date: 2020-11-05

I’m new to stabilizing

I have been a knife maker for a couple of years and recently decided to up my game by doing my own wood stabilizing. Since virtually everybody I follow on YouTube speaks highly of TurnTex products it was natural for me to check them out.  After reading their website I followed Curtis’ advice and bought a JB pump and the 6” chamber. My initial order of cactus juice included a few dyes and I was off to the races. Results so far have been good and I am now experimenting with double dying.  Recently I needed to order more juice.  Ship times are excellent- even to North Idaho. I am very pleased with both the products and the customer service.  

David Forsyth
Sandpoint, Idaho
Date: 2020-11-03

Cactus Juice Chamber

I bought a chamber from TurnTex for several reasons:

Chambers are made with care. The quality that other users state is true. These things are made excellently. They are sturdy, work great, and easy to setup.

Curtis’ reputation on International Association of is huge. I have read several forums on stabilization and he is everywhere, with helping in all forums from years back. 

Its a small business... although, I live in California, I try and support ALL small businesses. 

Quality in a person and product is always a solid card to play.

Thank you!

David Gabert
Central Valley, California
Date: 2020-11-02

Awesome product and experience

The vacuum chamber worked immediately out of the box. The shipping was lightning fast. I highly recommend TurnTex products.
Matt Legin
Sarver, PA
Date: 2020-11-01


Ordered a 8×24 chamber and juice and dyes... was pleasantly surprised to find it on doorstep within 2.5 weeks of ordering. 

Spanaway WA
Date: 2020-10-31


Fast shipping, awesome service. great place to get all your casting supplies

Sean Harigel
Date: 2020-10-29

Not looking further

Great products and awesome costomer support. I use both Cactus Juice and Alumilite and of course the vacuum pump saver. All my orders have been fulfilled quickly without delay.
Jeff Soule
Date: 2020-10-29


My order was easy to order and arrived in a timely manner.

Jay Fackrell
Ogden, Utah
Date: 2020-10-27

Consistent excellence

Product quality and price is excellent, however Curtis and his team consistently exceed all expectations in their customer experience. I’ll never use another product!

steve Suesens 4Si Blades
Keller Tx
Date: 2020-10-26

Excellent service

Curtis not only helps you find the equipment you need to get the job done but also makes  the much needed equipment and supplies that aren't readily available from other suppliers. 

Michael Easton
Date: 2020-10-25

Excellent service

I reciently purchased cactus juice, Alumilite and Dye from Turntex. The turn around was great (arrived before promised). Thanks for the great service.
W Kelby
Dunnellon FL
Date: 2020-10-24

Great service.

Great service and communication for a great product. Ships very fast. You guys rock. My go to for all my alumilite products. Thank you

Mike Shively
United States
Date: 2020-10-24

Cactus Juice stabilizer

I have used Cactus Stabilizing Juice for several years. I have always had good results even with my first try's. I purchase it directly from TurnTex, two reasons, price point is good, secondly, service is outstanding!! For example, my last order I placed after lunch and by late afternoon my order was already in UPS hands. Wow! Look no further if you want a good wood stabilizer, TurnTex is were to go.


scott peterson
Downstate Illinois
Date: 2020-10-23

First time cactus juice buyer.

Great product. Great service and follow up. I highly recommend!

Scott Linn
Frisco tc
Date: 2020-10-23

A+ service

TurnTex is a well oiled machine. From the time I placed the order until the time I received my product I was made fully aware of each step. I very much appreciate that level of communication. Their website has tons of helpful information on how to best use their products and I have no doubt that if I did ever have an issue, which I have not, it would be promptly resolved. 

Jason Spence
Date: 2020-10-22

The Best!

The best stabilizer out there, period! The customer service that Curtis provides goes above and beyond. I will always buy direct from Curtis!

Chris Tisi
Walhalla, SC
Date: 2020-10-20

Lightening Fast

Placed an order on a Friday afternoon. My order arrived on Monday. Thanks Curtis.  But, the real thanks go to your shipping guru Gaige. Thanks to all.

Don Ward
N Texas
Date: 2020-10-19

Just what i needed

Lightning fast shipping!   High quality packaging! 

Brian Bandtlow
cardiff CA
Date: 2020-10-19

Next day delivery

Ordered my cactus juice one day and was here the next.  Great response.  This is a quality product, and it works great.  I keep it in a refrigerator after activation, and it lasts a long time.

Jimmy Jenkins
United States
Date: 2020-10-19

Cactus juice.

After viewing several videos on handle making, it was apparent that your product was the highest recommended for handle making. I have used your  product with great results.  My confidence now has risen to another level. Your product worked with very little effort. My handles now look great. Thank you. 

John A. Leone
United States
Date: 2020-10-16

Awesome product

Im very happy with my purchase of cactus juice resin and dies. I just stabilized my first batch of wood a couple days ago and couldn't be happier. Just wish I would have got a glass lid vacuum chamber because mine actually cracked during the vacuum process. I would definitely recommend cactus juice to anyone getting into stabalizing. Great product and great customer service and it showed up a day early too. 

Gary Ohler
Ohio U.S.A
Date: 2020-10-12

recent order

Curtis once again impresses me with his quality of service. I placed and order for some Alumalite slow and pigments and had them all on the 4th day. I wish all companies had his dedication to his customers. Thanks Curtis

Jim Brock
Date: 2020-10-12

Quick change

Placed an order on-line. Afterwards realized I had made an error in  the order. Called shipping department and corrected the order. Received the correct product the next day. Great service and great response. Great company with great people. Thanks

Date: 2020-10-11

cactus juice oops

After a melt down and a call to Turn Tex not expecting nothing but a chance to vent . Well without going into details , let me say that after a 15, 20 minute conversation not only did they make me a bit more educated , a whole bunch more happy , when I got off the phone I had the feeling that I had just ended a conversation with a new friend.   I am a happy camper.  Les Garbis, Big Island Hawaii  

Les Garbis
United States
Date: 2020-10-10

Great Service, Prompt Shipping

I received some Stabilizing dyes as a gift - some of them were colors I could not use. I contacted Curtis and asked if I could exchange the dyes for things I can use, and he replied to my note at 10:30 on a Saturday night saying "Absolutely"!. 

I returned the dyes, Curtis promptly issued a credit, which I used immediately to order more Cactus Juice. Within a couple hours of placing my order, I received notice that my order had shipped, and the Cactus Juice was delivered 2 days sooner than the projected date. 

I am really happy to do business with someone who really looks out for the customer - I look forward to doing business for a very long time!


Kevin C.
Round Lake, Illinois
Date: 2020-10-10

Great sevice

I have been using cactus juice on and off for several years and appreciate the sevice that comes with this great product. 

Ryan Benes
United States
Date: 2020-10-09

Excellent service

Nice to deal with someone who cares about their customers!

Poughkeepsie, NY
Date: 2020-10-08