Customer Comments

Once again, Very Pleased

I recently purchased a 6" diameter vacuum chamber and some Cactus Juice to go along with it.  I have purchased multiple gallons of Cactus Juice over the years, and once again, I am very pleased with the product, shipping, service, instructions...  I have nothing but good things to say about Curtis and his company.  I will be back.  Thank you!

Matthew Daly
United States
Date: 2021-10-17

Always satisfied

Asked for feedback to my recent small order:

I've ALWAYS BEEN SATISFIED with the service provided by TurnTex.  Their support is top notch and the products have always been exactly as advertised.  And, to go the second mile, the personalized customer support Curtis (et al) provide should be a model for other small companies. I highly recommend these folks.

David Yager, owner, SpoonBowlKnife


David Yager
Date: 2021-10-17

Great Service

TurnTex always has my order sent within a day. Have never had an issue that they did not let me know about

Matt Cady
Sedalia, Mo
Date: 2021-10-16

Excellent Service-Fast Shipping

I have been purchasing Stabilizer and Alumilite Casting Resin from Curtis for about 7 yrs now.....always great product and the best customer service you will find anywhere. Fast, fast shipping too. 

Sue A Meyers-Dyer
United States
Date: 2021-10-16

Great Company

Fast shipping - each time I order I receive an "order shipped" notice within an hour and often even quicker.

Exceptional customer service - The TurnTex owner's (Curtis Seebeck) business hours accommodates  phone calls during the evenings when most of us are not working at our daytime jobs. A great convenience for most customers.

Great products and ancillary services to support TurnTex products.


Don Ward
Wichita Falls, TX
Date: 2021-10-16

Great products

Great products and always fast shipping.

D. Sims
Somers, Ct.
Date: 2021-10-16

Great Product

I’ve been using Cactus Juice for several years now.  There’s a reason I keep coming back for more, it’s an outstanding product and the customer service is second to none.  I can promise you that I’ll be back.

Date: 2021-09-15

Trusted source

Turntex has never failed to promptly deliver the products I have ordered. I enjoy doing business with these folks!

Bill Konowitz
Date: 2021-09-13

Love the Company!

I've been using TurnTex chambers and Cactus Juice for several years, love the products and the compaany. The customer service is beyond comparison. TurnTex customer service is a throwback to the old days when there really was customer service.
Dennis McGill
Date: 2021-09-09

better than older formula

Tried new formula, did not run as bad and left clean up easier.
Glenn Jacobs
Flower mound Tx.
Date: 2021-09-09

Best customer service.

I appreciate the service that you give and how you stand behind your products. I wish you were in Oregon because I would be there weekly shopping.
Steve Dickman
Sublimity, Oregon
Date: 2021-09-09

Very Good Quality

I have been ordering products from Turntex for years. I recently made my largest purchase with an 8x18 Stabilizing Vacuum Chamber. I was very impressed with the quality and durability of the vacuum chamber. I am sure it will work very well for many years to come. 

Michael Kuklok
Date: 2021-09-09

Great product and super support and service. Can’t do do better anywhere!

Again, superior service 

Scott Lasalle
Cumming Ga
Date: 2021-09-09

The Best !

I always buy from TurnTex, they have never let me down. The products are top quality and reasonably priced. 

Bruce E Balemian
United States
Date: 2021-09-09

Stabilizing chamber

Very pleased with the custom chamber that I purchased through turntex.  This is going to save me quite a bit of time and is worth paying the extra money.  The new formula is much easier to work with and is a noticeable difference in less bubbling and bleed out.  One of the great aspects about this company is the customer service.  You literally can talk to the owner of the company and he will take the time to answer your questions and address your concerns.

Dylan Riedesel
Victoria, Tx
Date: 2021-09-09

Curtis is the man

Im a big user of cactus juice. The last 4 gallon order was the new improved less foaming juice. Curtis you the man. 

Daryal Gosey
North Carolina
Date: 2021-07-28

Love the "New" CJ Formula!

Super-happy with the "new" Cactus Juice formula. No foaming at all, just a rolling boil, and it's nearly clear as water! If you haven't tried it yet, then why are you waiting?!?

John K
Date: 2021-07-28

Top shelf

The cactus Curtis has works perfect every time . I a little over a year I've gone through 12-16 gallons and never an issue . I did buy a breville toaster oven which gives the exact temp for curing every time . And I'm on my second order of casting resin now with great results . My only problem I have is I hate to sell a lot of the burls and high figured woods I've stabilized and the hybrids with the casting resins . Curtis will always take the time to answer any questions and you always feel welcome . Thanks Alan
Alan Chornak
Mechanicsburg pa
Date: 2021-07-28

Great Product-Better Service

I've bought several products over the years from TurnTex, but just recently learned that they handled larger quantities of Alumilite Clear. I had an issue with Alumilite when I wanted some special packaging.  They told me it might take as much as 2 weeks to get it approved.  I really didn't want to wait that long.  I mentioned that to a friend, and he told me about Turntex handling larger quantities.  So I placed my order with Turntex the next day.  

Now the "Better Service" part.  When I placed my order, I accidentally selected the wrong product.  I ordered regular Alumilite clear when I really wanted the slow version.  I didn't notice my mistake till the next day, and they changed my order no questions asked. And this was also the day is shipped.  Try that will a bigger company.  

Thanks Curtis, and to everyone at Turntex!

Bob Dupras
Little Rock, Arkansas
Date: 2021-07-28

First Order

I ordered a chamber 8 X 30, it was packaged very well for shipping and received without any damage despite the obvious  abuse it took during shipping, the outside of the carton looked like they dragged it behind the truck from Texas to California. I am very happy with the quality of the chamber and suspect I will get many years of use from it. 

John Kimbro
Cucamonga CA USA
Date: 2021-07-22

Great Stuff

I've been using Cactus Juice and dyes for a couple of years now with great results. They are easy to use, clean up, and those colors pop! Thanks for the awesome products and great customer service as well. 

Date: 2021-06-30

Awesome service!

The quick service and shipping is beyond awesome! Curtis does all he can to provide the best to his customer and works with other suppliers to keep prices low. 

Awesome companu to do business with!!

Ken Perkin
Date: 2021-06-29

Only the best!

Top-notch, good old American folks, with only the best products and customer service!
Matthew Marsh
Northern Minnesota
Date: 2021-06-29

Only place to BUY!

I am 100 percent behind Curtis and TurnTex! I have a few other chambers I purchased from BVV and they are total junk. With less them 6 mo. of service their chambers started cracking. They claim the damage was a manufacturer's warranty defect which has a 30 day warranty, I was under the impression they had a 2 year warranty! Eventually they claimed it was "crazing" cause by prolong contact Cactus Juice.... funny how it just "crazed in part of the chamber and not every part that was in contact.....

Sorry Curtis for venting, I do have TurnTex chambers and have no problems with them at all. They look like the day I bought them. I will only buy from Curtis in the future!

Bryan Nelson
United States
Date: 2021-06-29

Super fast shipping

Had some Cactus Juice that had lost its efficacy and contacted Curtis (was over a year mixed) Told me how to test it and found that, yes, it was not viable. Curtis sent me a link to order new catalyst. Arrived three days later and worked like a dream.
Buck Buchanan
Mechanicsville MD
Date: 2021-06-28


Does what it says

Date: 2021-06-28

Cactus juice/TurnTex

I am not a big user of Catus Juice, only have used three gallons over the past two years, so ordering is not an automatic thing. I have price shoped each time as well as read reviews for each company and product. TurnTex has always been competitivly priced and gets reviews that are 4 and 5 star. When I have placed an order, the product is immediately shipped. 5 star. Product is packeged well. 5 star. Product works as represented. 5 star. TurnTex is concerned with customer satisfaction. 5 star. If you’re looking for a stabilizer, Catus Juice and TurnTex is the way to go.
Downstate Illinois
Date: 2021-06-28


As always myorder was shipped immediately, and the Alumilite worked perfectly for casting my knife handles. I will probably never use anything else, if it's not broke don't fix it. I prefer to buy from the individual companies. Thank you very much Off Center Forge
Kim Toth
Delaware Oklahoma
Date: 2021-06-28

Stabilizing for wood and resin projects

Love the product, i have used ot on several projects. Use it on several rotten oak burl project and it made the wood so much easier to work with. And the plus side I don’t have to. Worry about the wood ever cracking. Would highly recommend this product.

Larry Lester
Date: 2021-06-28

Love the product!

The products and service are top notch. I've been using cactus juice for several years and it is amazing stuff. I use their dyes also and run about 8 of the colors in their own gallon. And of course I use a ton of the cactus juice in the natural state.  I primarily use cactus juice for knife handles usually burl maple. 

When ever I have a question about the process or my equipment Curtis is quick to help me out. Follow his steps and you willalw superior products.

Chris Shires
Blaine Washington
Date: 2021-06-28

Awesome as always

Always prompt shipping and it goes without saying that the products are top shelf.
Date: 2021-06-28

Excellent product and business

I've been using cactus juice for many years and it does wonders, particularly with dyes. The technical tips in the help center are a must read.
Ray Lee
United States
Date: 2021-06-28

Best stabilizing equipment and juice anywhere

I’ve been using Turntex equipment and juice in my knife making shop for just over 2 years now.  I highly recommend Turntex if you want to make your own knife handles - in Hawaii I do lots of palm and koa woods harvested locally as well as other hardwoods I purchase on the mainland.   Fantastic outcomes for wood knife handles that are subjected to heat/humidity - no wood movement in stabilized handles.  

Jeff Brown -Dr Death Knives
Date: 2021-06-28

Alumilite purchase

Always purchase my resin and dye from here. Great service every time and all the time. Fast delivery and great communication. 

Mike shively
Kettering Ohio
Date: 2021-06-23

What service here!

Curtis has always been helpful spending hours at times giving me proven methods to be successful.

Thank you my friend

United States
Date: 2021-06-09

Great products and service

Really like both the Cactus Juice and Alumilite. More than anything though, I really appreciate the educational and support resources that are provided. The videos make the processes much less intimidating.  Highly recommend Turn Tex. 

Steve Elliott
United States
Date: 2021-06-09

Cactus Juice

Turntex has always had quick shipping and cactus juice is a great stabilizing resin for soft wood and and to prepare wood to be used with alumilite. Curtis has always answered any questions that i have had very quickly.
Date: 2021-06-08

One stop shopping

TurnTex is a great one shop shopping experience for all my stabilizing needs. I've been collecting all the tools and accessories I need for some time now so that I can learn this process and begin my journey into this craft. I was delighted to not only find the supplies here but also videos to help get me started. Many thanks! Janet
Date: 2021-06-05

Great Product and Customer Service

I have been using Cactus Juice for several years and the product is excellent.  I get great results every time and it is a relatively simple process as long as you follow the directions.  Soak time after vacuum is critical.  Just follow the information on Curtis' Help Center to answer most any question, but I've also found that Curtis is very willing to assist if I have had a unique situation.  I highly recommend Cactus Juice and also the Cactus Juice dyes that are available.   

Tom Warnack
United States
Date: 2021-06-01

Good product

Have ordered a couple of times. Nothing but good to say about these folks

Date: 2021-05-30

Alumilite Casting

I really love the Alumilite product and I greatly appreciate the service and support from TexTurn! I use Alumilite to cast two dozen Oak burls from a very old tree in the mountains of Western New Mexico. The tree has mistletoe burls growing on most of the limbs. The grain in the burls is multi colored and very dense but few of the burls are large enough to make a bowl or vase. I remove the bark and empty the holes in the burl, then I case the burl with Alumilite. I add blue, red, or green to the Alumilite with a little pearl-ex for sparkle. I make my casting forms using a base of 3/4" plywood and then form a circle using aluminum sheeting which is hot glued into a groove turned into the plywood base. I cover the plywood base and the aluminum sheet with clear plastic packing tape so the Alumilite does not stick to the mold. The mold is made to fit the burl as close as possible to reduce the amount of Alumilite that is wasted in turning. I cast under pressure for 24 hours at 50PSI (just to be sure). After casting I hollow out the inside of the form to make a vase with walls of 1/16” to 1/8”. Next I bore a 1/2” hole in the bottom and insert a polycarbonate plug that is domed and polished. Setting the hollow form on a rotating laser turn table shoots a light through the polycarbonate plug, thus revealing the Alumilite that is captured between the remaining pieces of burl. The only caution is that the wood MUST be dry down to 7% or lower. The Alumilite burls have been a very popular sales item.
James Richardson
College Station, TX 77845
Date: 2021-05-29

Never disappointed

I have purchases several times from TurnTex and have never been disappointed.  The product arrives shortly after I place the order, well packaged and never a leak.  

Date: 2021-05-29

TurnTex Products


I have been dealing with TurnTex for about three years now. I find Curtis, as well as his employees, to be very receptive to my needs. They go out of their way to make certain I am 100% happy with my orders. They know there products very well and have made me feel very comfortable when I call for information. I have also emailed for help and was surprised when Curtis called me back and spent more than enough time with me making certain all my questions were answered in full.

All of the products, which are many, that I have purchased from TurnTex are superior to others and their prices are very competitive to others. 

I highly recomend TurnTex, they are a great company that supplies American made products.

John Hartman
Durango, Colorado

John Hartman
Durango, Colorado USA
Date: 2021-05-19

Best customer service.

TurnTex is the best source for all your stabilizing and casting needs, and they go out of their way to make sure you receive the best service.  The Cactus Juice is second to none and if you follow the directions in using the product properly you will succeed in the use and life of the product. Great selection and information to help you with your projects.

Steve Dickman
Sublimity, Oregon
Date: 2021-05-16

Cactus juice

I have purchased Cactus juice several times from Turntex and each time the service as exceptional. I say exceptional as I received my order in 5 days which in this day and time is extraordinary.

jim brock
Sapulpa Ok
Date: 2021-05-15

New formula is great

I always get great results from cactus juice, but the new formal is even better! I love that it doesn’t foam up....and as always arrives quickly and safely 

Date: 2021-05-15

Cactus Juice

Great product for stabilizing. It’s the only thing I use. Great customer service! 

Chattanooga Tennessee
Date: 2021-05-15

Excellent service

I have been a customer for years.  Your attention to detail and speed to ship are truly above average.  Your product is top notch.  I love the improved formula.   Till next time, thanks Curtis. 

Terry Quiram
United States
Date: 2021-05-15

New to the craft....

I’m new to stabilizing so the fact that Turn Tex made it easy to understand, order and get going gave me a huge amount of confidence in myself and the products. 

Don S.
Pittsburgh, Pa
Date: 2021-05-15

Excellent order as usual

Everything came in perfectly I had great results with the product and very happy with my order. I've become a major fan of this company, and their great customer service and products. Definitely a loyal customer for life.

JT Thomas
Hornick, IA
Date: 2021-05-15