Customer Comments

Cactus Juice

I've been doing business with TurnTex for 6 years now and haven't experienced better customer service anywhere.  The very few times that I've had occasion to need CS, my problem was corrected or further explained immediately.  Everyone you come in contact with is exceptional.   I'll pay more to continue to get this type of service and products.

Bill Cannon
Richmond, TX
Date: 2022-05-26

Great customer service

Thank you Curtis for the great customer service you have provided me for not just this recent order but over the last 6 years.  I really appreciate all the help and love the products, fast shipping and I know you take a lot of pride in your product so I have faith in its application and it hasn't failed me.

scott zipp
United States
Date: 2022-05-26

the best

For over 15 yrs they have always helped me with any problem that i am having to deal with. you can not find better people to work with jack

United States
Date: 2022-05-25

Great service and products

I have ordered 3 gallons of stabilizing resin and several dyes and I couldn't be more pleased with the service you offer.

Thanks, Douglas

Douglas Parton
United States
Date: 2022-05-25

cactus juice

The producf came in on time and in good shape.  I will order from you again. 

Jerald Robinson
Andrews Texas
Date: 2022-05-25

had product in stock

I recently purchased Alumilite Clear slow from Turntex. It's my favorite resin for casting pen blanks, etc. Thank you TurnTex for having it in stock (even though Alumilite didn't), Also quick fulfillment and effect packaging.

Thomas C Woods
United States
Date: 2022-05-25

Long Life

My name is Tony from Missouri.

I had been stabilizing for over 6 years and had some mixed and ready to go.  I got sidetracked and went out of town.  I had a heart attack and as time does, it kept marching on.  Some 3 years later I ordered more Juice and wanted to stabilize some wood and low and behold there was my juice and half a dozen pieces of wood still in my pot.  You have to understand this part of my tool shed is not insulated but open air and tin roof. In the last few summers, we had temperatures in excess of 100 degrees several days in a row and one of our worst winters in over a decade down to zero.  

 There was about a quart of juice and the wood had sunk to the bottom.  I wrapped the wood in foil and baked it. Turned out as good as any before and turned just fine as a pen blank.  I used the rest of the juice to Vaccuum and stabilize wood till I used almost all of it.  All turned out great and so I just added more juice and kept going through another gallon before finishing up.

  I know it has limits, but I can tell you from practical experience it will defy standards and leave you fascinated and scratching your head, all in a good way.  Thank you, Curtis. Thanks for a great product.

Tony Lilley
United States
Date: 2022-05-23

Great company

I wanted to say that first off I had a complete failure in one of my chambers. I emailed Curtis the morning of 5/21 asking for help on possible reasons why, ( did not expect to hear back till next week) Curtis called me that evening. We went through possible causes and reasons why this happened. In the end we could not determine the “whys” as there are too many variable, I guess When you stabilize as much as I do it was bound to happen and this was just a fluke. 

I will say I’m the end Curtis made it right and earned me as a customer for life. Great product and outstanding customer service!

Thank you again Curtis



Date: 2022-05-22

Easy use

Easy to use amazing outcome on my pincone knife scales very happy to have learned this amazing method of stabilizing 

Martin Guerra
Jayton tx.
Date: 2022-04-19

Cactus juice

Thank you for the great product at a reasonable price. I use the cactus juice for stabilizing stone. Also excellent for wood products. Nothing is 100% perfect, but this product allows me to use material that I might otherwise set aside, and to me.. that's a big deal. The customer service has been great, including super fast shipping. Much appreciated! Best wishes to you, your family, and your business. Thanks.. Phil
United States
Date: 2022-04-14

1st class service

I have been using Cactus Juice for a few years now, and the level of customer service from Turntex is first class, I live in the Uk and Curtis has very kindly on a few occasions sourced other items and allowed me to send items to him to enable me to have these shipped to the Uk. Thank you for a 1st class service.

Ian Darbyshire
Date: 2022-04-13

Casting knife handles.

 I have had excellent luck casting my knife handles with

Alumilite clear. I live in Oklahoma so I get my order usually in 2 days. I plan to use only Turntex for my casting  supplies. They sell great casting molds also. Five stars all the way, customer service can’t be beat.

Off Center Forge

Kim Toth
Delaware Ok
Date: 2022-04-09

Excellent Service

As always Excellent service good pricing fast shipping.. Curtis knows his stuff.

David C Parkison
Arbutus, MD
Date: 2022-04-06

New Product

I ordered two gallons of the new Cactus Juice formula and I like it a lot better than the older formula. I can stabilize more wood blanks with less juice bleed out, and it is a lot clear. It is a great product and i will be ordering more. Turn Tex has a very fast turnaround on shipping. Most times I order i have my products the same week. I have been very pleased with everything I have order for them.

Johnny R.
Washburn, Texas
Date: 2022-03-30

Restocked dyes

Newbie to stabilizing and finding quite a learning curve. Blocks and blanks and enjoy adding color. Picked up the new to me purple cactus juice dye and like it. I am having best final results with the highest recommended dye to juice ratio when impregnating difficult blanks. Eager to try some of the new formula. Thanks for your products Curtis. 

Charles E Peacock
United States
Date: 2022-03-29

Fully satisfied with product

I am very satisfied with the vacuum chamber I purchased. I haven’t had any issues with it and it can accommodate the long pieces of wood that I stabilized. A very fine product. 

Wendell Roquemore
Odessa, Texas
Date: 2022-03-29

As always...

Quick shipping, amazing product, want some cactus jam!

Dan Breeding
United States
Date: 2022-03-28

Excellent Customer Service!

I highly recommend this company for their products and service!! I am a custom bow builder and use  their  vacuum chambers and Cactus Juice to stabilize my wood. 

Date: 2022-03-26

Great service!

I´ve been using Cactus Juice for the last two years and will do for the rest of my life. Turn Tex products allowed me to use unknown woods in the manufacture of traditional bows. I have played with colors to create unique materials for my Patagonia Archery bows. The company's team offers excellent customer service. I´m anxious to try the new formula.

Pedro A. Tripoli
Date: 2022-03-25

Amazing Products

Learning how to stabilize wood was a game changer and the products found here are amazing. I was able to really level up and have so much fun learning as well. Great customer service and an all around awesome company. Highly recommend.
Sonora California
Date: 2022-03-25

Continually the best

Turntex continues to be the best supplier out there, I always know when I place my order it will be on its way the next day.

Matt Cady
Date: 2022-03-25

Happy user

Abundant instructions for use included, well packed and rapidly shipped, and produces the desired result. Repeat customer

Doug Alvord
United States
Date: 2022-03-25

Cactus Juice For Pistol Grips

I have a company ( RW Grip Frames) that manufactures Brass and aluminum Grip Frames for single action Revolvers.

We offer a line of Grip Panels to complement our Grip Frame Line.

I stabilize all of my panels now so that i can literally machine them on a small Cnc Mill with a home made dust collection unit.

This product is Nothing short of being Nectar Of the GODS.

Thanks for a not only a great product but a Godsend to our productivity. It is Fantastic.


Ronald Wells
United States
Date: 2022-03-13

We would be lost without Cactus Juice

Most all our turning is a wood/ resin combination. Without Cactus Juice, it would be impossible to get the results we do. Casters Choice mica is by far my favorite. I love that the names of colors are self-explanatory, and have the perfect number of options to provide plenty of choices without being overwhelming (who needs 17 shades of blue? LoL) I could go on and on with all the items I have ordered always meeting, usually exceeding, our expectations. Shipping is always by received the day promised, usually a day early. And it's super fast and easy to chat with a human for any and every reason you can come up with. 

Junction City, OR
Date: 2022-02-25

Black Wolf Knives

I decided to do all my wood stabilisation in house so purchased 3 sizes of chamber of the last couple years along with a good supply of CJ and this order I included the  TurnTex dyes  

CJ is so easy to use just add activation shake are it’s ready to go. i have just finished 40 blocks for my knives and they all turned out beautiful 

The level of service provided is exceptional i order right before Xmas and I still received everything before new year and that’s international shipping as I live in Japan. On top of that I put in several orders as I kept adding items which were all shipped together and got a refund on the shipping as they combined orders which is tops.

Got to appreciate the effort put in to get me the goods in shortest time possible too

I am definitely a CJ fan now and will not be persuaded to use anything else. 
Thank you all at Turntex 


Marc Godwin
Date: 2022-02-19

Satisfied customer

So I've tried a few of the TURNTEX products, to include the vacuum chamber, some stabilizer, dyes and such. All of them work 100% as instructed. I've made some blanks, about to try my hand with some wood shavings , metallic and dyed resin, I've come to trust their products and wouldn't look any further for others. Thanks for the tips, and products that work every time.



Terrance Williams
United States
Date: 2022-02-19

Great Again

These folks have a great product and they do a fantastic job in timely communication and shipping service.   I’ve used them for a number of years and they never disappoint!  Keep it up!

Scott Lasalle
Cumming Ga
Date: 2022-02-19

Great product

Have replenished my Cactus Juice and stabilized 12 pieces of spalted Tamarind for pool cues. I'm very happy with  the product and as supply demands I will be buying more...soon.

Date: 2022-02-19

Won't use anything else.

I have been trusting and using Cactus Juice and Cactus Juice chambers for years and won't use anything else.  Those who have problems, their issues can be traced back to not following directions as prescribed on the site.  I have never had an issue but then again I follow instructions - go figure.

Ross Tyser
United States
Date: 2022-02-19


Totally good!!

william a kimbrough
United States
Date: 2022-02-19

Great Product

I’ve used Alumilite Clear and Clear Slow as well as the Cactus Juice stabilizer and dyes all from TurnTex. 
and I can say without a doubt the products are all top notch and the service from TurnTex is above OUTSTANDING. Quick shipments are fantastic but the the ability to get quick responses to user questions is over the top in this day and age. I will definitely be ordering from TurnTex for my casting projects. 

Date: 2022-01-10


Excellent products.  Excellent knowledge.  Excellent customer service!  Just excellent!

Randall Dinsmore
United States
Date: 2022-01-06

Love Alumilite.

I have ordered from this company for many years.  I used to live in Ft. Worth, and started buying stabilizing resin from Douglas crafts in the beginning.  Was not happy.  Did my research on the international pen turners forum, and found out about CJ, and Alumilite. Have not turned back since then.  

I have been turning pens for about 20 yrs.  Making my own acrylic blanks for ten.  They new dyes, and they mika powders are great.

Cannot say enough about the service, and the help this company does.  

Happy New Year, and make some shavings.

Jimmy Jenkins
United States
Date: 2022-01-04

Great Service

Of all the different vendors I have ordered from I can always count on Turntex to have my order in the mail the same day or the next. Great Company

Matt Cady
Sedalia, Mo
Date: 2022-01-04

color selection

I do a small amount of casting and wish to explore different color combinations. Best pigment selection that I have found.
Paul Vondersaar
United States
Date: 2022-01-04

Great service!

I use wood stabilization only occasionally but when I need it Turn Tex is where I go for the Cactus Juice. I am a hobbyist and don't really sell much that I make, but it is great to have an American company that provides such a useful, dependable product that works! Thanks Turn Tex for your product and great service!
Ronald Wolf
United States
Date: 2022-01-04


Turn Tex has it down..I know of no other business with totally perfect customer service,

and a really great series of products.!!

Bill Kimbrough 

william a kimbrough
Date: 2022-01-04

Great product

Quality product that makes wood even stronger. Makes punky wood useable. 

Darrin Johnson
Date: 2022-01-04


Love these guys! Great products, great service, great prices. Ill be ordering a chamber from them soon!

Morris Alabama
Date: 2021-12-30

Cactus Juice

I always stabilize with cactus juice on my hybrid woodturnings before I add alumilite to my pieces. Turntex always ships my order quickly and Curtis always replies to any questions that i have had.

Date: 2021-12-12

Fast service

Great product. Quick shipping. Only place I buy Aluminite 

Date: 2021-12-10

my Small Business

For a number of years now I have operated a small craft show business.  It's not really a money maker.  Just something to stay busy with in retirement and get out of the house with.

From time to time I purchase Cactus juice as needed to do some of the crafts I sell.  It's never more than once a year or maybe a bit longer.  I keep returning to this company because the turn around time from placing the order to receiving is really quick.  Also, the product is always good with never having had problems with shelf life.

If you find yourself in need of stabilizing liquid, you won't do better going anyplace else

Joseph Ruggiero
Philadelphia, PA
Date: 2021-12-09


Service quality is second to none. For me to order product on a Thursday have it shipped from Texas to Canada and arrive on Monday exactly as ordered, and properly packaged it just can't get any better than this. It means I can order what I need and not have to worry about storing a bunch of product or worry about expiry dates etc. knowing if I need more it is a short window to receive it is great. Fred
fred Hermann
Victora Canada
Date: 2021-12-09

Awesome products & service

I’ve ordered from TurnTex several years now..

never a issue with there products or services 

shipping is fast and accurate. 

Date: 2021-12-09

Great service

 I bought some Cactus Juice a couple of years ago and somehow misplaced the activator. Also in talking to Curtis I mentioned that I had a pint of Cactus Juice that I thought would be too old to use. He told me how to test it. I did so, and it was perfect. Received my activator two days later and was able to get started on my projects. What great customer service.

Bellevue, Wa.
Date: 2021-11-18

Superior Service

I recently purchased JB Royal resin from TurnTex. I found that they had inadvertently shipped the Thin Resin Hardener with the Original Resin. Upon contacting Curtis, he and Gaige moved at incredible speed to correct the issue. I was contacted directly by both of them with profuse apologies. They offered to send the correct hardener. I ordered extra resin and had them just switch the hardeners. The package arrived promptly. Gaige also offered a bonus to make up for the error (which happens, but only rarely with this team!)

I love the products and the service. These folks know how to run a small business and to support other makers and creators. 

Michael Cardinal
Illinois, USA
Date: 2021-11-16

New Cactus Juice

I recently purchased the new and improved Cactus Juice. It is improved and seems to bleed out a lot less than the previous version. I also had no issues mixing with the older cactus juice I had. This is one terrific product for stabilizing and coloring soft woods.

United States
Date: 2021-11-15

fast shipping

Great products and always fast shipping
kenneth edgeworth
delta junction alaska
Date: 2021-11-15

Top Notch

Been ordering from Curtis and TurnTex for a couple of years. I have never had a problem with an order and due to my proximity to TurnTex, I can typically get my orders the next day, but that only happens because of the quick processing by the TurnTex team! While I have not had a serious issue I have seen many post on various Social Media post where peple have had issues with their Cactus Juice and Curtis has always made it right...99.99% of these situations, the problem was due to no fault of him or his product but simply user error... but he still made it right! can't find customer service like that anywhere!
David Sisk
United States
Date: 2021-11-15


Every order from turn Tex has been on time and complete. Thank you for your good service 

Richard Vierra
Roseville Ca
Date: 2021-11-15