Customer Comments

TurnTex is the best.

Hands down without a doubt TURnTeX is the best for customer service!  They always go above an beyond for every single sale.  

Fairmont wv
Date: 2023-05-30

Top notch customer service

Fast shipping, great product, and very attentive if you have any questions. 

United States
Date: 2023-05-29

Exceeds expectations!

Curtis and team set the bar high for service, quality, and customer satisfaction.  Even though I’m a small user of their products, they leave me with the feeling that I’m their most important customer. 

Steve Suesens
Keller Tx
Date: 2023-05-25

Fast and Easy Ordering

This is my second purchase of Cactus Juice (Am just getting into more stabilizing).  Got great results from the last order and am looking forward to trying the new formulation.  Ordering was easy and shipping was fast.  Love supporting small business, especially when you can order without making any sacrifices by doing so.



Rob Gabel
United States
Date: 2023-05-15

Excellent customer service!!!

I ordered some Cactus Juice on Thursday afternoon and it was delivered on Saturday from Texas to Missouri. 

I've used the help center for great info and resources. I bought the Robinair vacuum pump that Turntex recommends and it's great.

I also talked to Curtis on the phone and got a LOT of great info. 

I can't say enough good things about this company. I think I've placed 3 orders so far and couldn't be happier. 


Robert Miller
United States
Date: 2023-05-15

Awesome product

I've been using Turntex products for several years with great results.  Shipping is fast and I've never run in to any issue using the products.

James Keating
Chantilly, VA
Date: 2023-05-15

Great project

Top notch customer service good product 

Scott zander
Date: 2023-05-12

Good Seller

Two thumbs up!  I enjoy doing business with TurnTex!

Date: 2023-05-09

Customer Service

Turn Tex is one of the few internet sites that has great customer. My last order was shipped same day, very fast shipping. Thanks Gaige!
Date: 2023-05-08

Bought resin and was delivered in 2 days. Great professional experience thx turntex.

Great experience buying from turntex.


Rick Ellison
United States
Date: 2023-05-08

first timer

purchased the wood dyes for the first time and they worked great along with the cactus juice. Very surprised how the coloring penetrated into the wood highlighting then grain. I am looking forward to the next color purchase.



martin demeny
United States
Date: 2023-05-02

Great product, excellent service

I wanted to try the new Cactus Juice formula even though I have some of the old, more than 2 yrs and still cures.  Very happy happy with the new and have either used it all or it's waiting in bottles with dye already added.  I've been  experimenting  with double dying and will be ordering more shortly.

Larry Reitz
Salem, CT
Date: 2023-04-30

Great Product and Service

I recently became interested in wood stabilization. Turn Tex provided me with the knowledge and products to get started. I recently finished my first batch and it came out fantastic. Thanks!

Date: 2023-04-29

Great Product!!

Turn Tex is just another reason to buy American !!!  Great quality products for the Craftsman!! Super Fast shipping!! = A Company I want to do business with!!

Tony Trendafilov
United States
Date: 2023-04-29

Cactus juice

Great product, extra fast shipping! 

Elmer Sellers
Mobile, AL
Date: 2023-04-25

Punky Spalted Maple

I found the Cactus Juice to be extremely easy to use and it turned some questionable, very spalted birdseye maple into a very solid stock to work with.  I liked it so well that I just ordered my 2nd gallon and a couple different color dyes to experiment with.

Rick Boland
Decatur, IL.
Date: 2023-04-23

Got my Cactus Juice

Thank you for your prompt service. I've already stabilized some pinecones for knife handles and the cactus juice is so much better than the wood hardener that I was using.

Frank X Gardner
United States
Date: 2023-04-23

I trust TurnTex

I'm not a paid shill. I'm a raving fan.

I got into stabilizing wood because, while ordinary wood grain is beautiful, the markings and colors you see in spalted wood, along with the ease of adding colors when you stabilize it, and the STABILITY of the wood, and the increased number of species I can work with (because highly punky wood, after stabilizing, has much the same properties, regardless of species) make it preferable for my kind of cue building. 

When learning the craft, I found many on Youtube willing to tell me how to do it and sell me their stuff. I tried several, TurnTex included. I don't want to denigrate anyone else, but I will say that my TurnTex experience has been exceptional while others have not. I've used four stabilizers, Cactus Juice, BVV, Polycrl, and Turner's Choice. Each has a different sweet spot, but none give me a final product as rock solid as Cactus Juice, and the only place I'm willing to buy it anymore is TurnTex.

TurnTex has the best prices I've found.

TurnTex ships like lightning.

TurnTex communicates during the order so you know what's going on. 

TurnTex has videos out the wazooo, to help folks understand what they are doing so they can quickly master the art and get on with creating their vision. 

Last, the more experience I have with TurnTex, the more I love them and what they represent.

It's rare in today's business world to run into good people who care more about you than making a buck. I'm grateful for TurnTex, and the depth and breadth of my experience with them makes me certain that you will have an exceptional experience with them too.


Clayton Lindemuth
Date: 2023-04-22

Awesome products

I recently purchased several gallons of cactus juice from Curtis  I'll have to say you have a phenomenal product 

I am a hobbyists knife maker  and with my recent purchases of cactus juice and the dyes it has taken my craft to another level. I've been stabilizing and dying wood for making my knife scales. I would like to thank Curtis for his excellent customer service.         I'm looking forward to doing business with 

Thankyou Curtis 

James Edwards 

James Edwards
Greenwood Louisiana
Date: 2023-04-19

Castors Choice

I have placed 2 orders for Castors choice mica powder. It was a pleasure and easy to deal with Curtis and his company. I will purchase from them again! Cheers Mark
Mark Miller
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Date: 2023-04-13

what the epoxy?

i don't use very many mediums but when i tried alulite i just can't quit... that's it, now i've started to understand the resin and what it does when you throw it in the cast and what it does when you gently pour a little bit at a time with different colors and it's all coming to a poetry in motion senario...


my dad taught me how to turn but when he's nice that's when i've gone and not done very well. hard to understand. but i always seem to give it another try... my name is chris brown.


thanks Curtis for the trustworth source of alumilite!



christopher g brown
lawrenceville GA. USA
Date: 2023-04-13

Just a hobbyist

I dont do much stabilizing but when I do I don't settle for anything but the best. When you need the juice you go to the source Cactus Juice. 

Shawnee, Oklahoma
Date: 2023-04-13

Reliable as always

The only place to go for your casting and stabilizing needs!

Support small businesses!!!

Don Van Dyne
Date: 2023-04-11

Awsome local business

I literally stumbled across Turn Tex a couple of weeks ago. And after placing my order realized they were in San Marcos which i pass by once a week. I called and asked if i could will call the next day and the gentleman assured me that would be fine and he would refund the shipping.

Picked up my order as planned and have nothing but good things to say about the staff and their wonderfull dogs.   

God Bless Texas and local business's

Keith Schrader
Smithville Texas
Date: 2023-04-10

Juice and dye order

Very happy with everything from Turntex! Excellent, fast service. Accurate orders and great follow up. Highly recommend them and their products. Have used iridescent red and ocean blue dyes while stabilizing wood for knife handles and the results are looking really nice so far. Thanks Turntex!
Mark Johnson
Chisago City MN
Date: 2023-04-10

Excellent product

Been doing business with Curtis for many years now.  Always has excellent service and prompt shipping.

Why go anywhere else!

Scott Ashburn
Grain Valley, Mo.
Date: 2023-04-10

Great to do business with!

Curtis is very friendly and helped me out with what I needed . I've used his products for a couple of years now and I could not be happier.

Rob Swearingin
Date: 2023-04-08

Standard in Service

I have been ordering from Turn Tex for a couple of years, both Alumilite and Cactus Juice(which is the BEST), and in all those orders, I have yet to have a bad experience. From easy online ordering, order confirmations, payment, shipping notifications, and actual shipping they are the standard in service. I have ordered from Turn Tex, Amazon, and EBay within minutes of each other knowing that the TurnTex shipment will beat the other orders in arriving by DAYS! Lifelong customer telling the truth. Thanks guys and gals for what you do, it is noticed and greatly appreciated!

Richard Allen
Date: 2023-04-07

Like the new formula

I have been using Cactus Juice for several years and have always been very pleased with the results. Currently I’m stabilizing spalted tamarind which is very porous. I just received your last shipment with the new formula and was pleased with the reduced foaming.   The wood is soaking new but I’m sure the result will be every bit as satisfying as always. Good company and excellent product. 

David Edwards
Portland Oregon
Date: 2023-04-06

Great service

I can't say enough about Curtis and his crew and Turntex. It is always such a pleasure dealing with them.
Earl Bartell
Bellevue, Wa.
Date: 2023-04-05


Always a great pleasure ordering from TurnTex. I have had excellent service, not only with the products, with the customer service as well. I am very pleased with TurnTex and would very highly recommend them to everyone!!

Larry Skeen
Date: 2023-04-05

Cactus Juice

What a great place to do business besides having the best products and warranties. Wouldn't think of doing business anywhere else.
Bill Cannon
United States
Date: 2023-04-04

Another smooth order

I've lost count of how many orders I've made over the years, but every one has been seamless. Years ago, the owner personally (and patiently) addressed my dumb questions. I usually order around 8 gallons 1-2 times a year (the bulk shipping is nice).

Not only is the Cactus Juice the best go to for stabilizing, Turn Tex, as a company, has always been polite, helpful and effective.

But don't get into stabilizing because I don't want any more competition! Lol.


Date: 2023-04-02

Great stabilizing resin

I only use turntex products for stabilizing 

Larry G Prien
United States
Date: 2023-04-01

Excellent service and fast shipping!

I always appreciate the excellent level of service, including answers to lots of questions about materials handling and storage. And of course the super speedy order processing and shipping is great. 

Dan W
Northern California
Date: 2023-03-31

Great company

I've been in the woodworking business for 42 years and have dealt with many owners of their company's, I have to say that Curtis (the owner) is the best I've ever worked with. The products speaks for themselves and in my experience they have done exactly what I need... a wonderful job!  Curtis makes sure of that by providing his wealth of knowledge any time I call with a question and through the how to on the website. He doesn't make you feel like he is in a rush to get you answered, on the contrary he'll make sure you have the information you need before the call is over. 


Bob Ingram
Curwensville, PA
Date: 2023-03-30

Great Service

My order was filled promptly and shipped and was in my hands in just several days.

They have a great selection of stabilizing and casting products.

Steve A
Grapevine, TX
Date: 2023-03-30


Fantastic is really all you can say! I've been stabilizing for the past year or so with the Cactus Juice with great results. So far, I've been using a vacuum chamber from Amazon that works perfectly well, but I make a lot of mallets and the chamber I have simply doesn't fit the longer handle blanks. I ordered a 4"x16" vacuum chamber from here and it's perfect. Very well built and easy to use. It is also very reasonably priced. Don't hesitate to pick one up.

Andrew Dembek
Anaheim, CA
Date: 2023-03-28

Been using it for years

Just wanted to say thanks for all the years of providing a stellar product and amazing customer service.  Not to mention that prices have stayed the same (that I’m aware of) through the 9+ years of buying cactus juice.  Something for which I’m very grateful for.  Thank you Curtis for guiding me along in the beginning (and still) and answering the numerous questions I threw at you.  I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for you.  
kuzos Turntex

Matt Manning

Matt Manning
United States
Date: 2023-03-28

Great service.

     I have been using Cactus Juice for years and it has served me well all that time.  The project is great and you will not be disappointed in it.  Great product and great service what more can you ask for?

Kip Allen
Salem, Oregon
Date: 2023-03-27

Out Does Amazon

For a standard by which on line customer service is judged, most would say Amazon is #1.

Turn Tex is as good or better in all categories!!!!

william a kimbrough
United States
Date: 2023-03-27

The Best !!

I've been buying Cactus Juice and Alumilite from Turntex for around three years and the shipping has always been prompt. Curtis, Gage and company have always treated me right. It's the only place I'll get my stabilizing and casting products

Andrew Nedder
United States
Date: 2023-03-24

Great service

Once again, excellent communication, great products and service.

Jim McIvor
New Zealand
Date: 2023-03-23


I want to thank everyone at Turn Tex. Y’all have the best turnaround time for shipping. I put some wood into dry and placed my order for resin and it came in at the right time to put in the chamber to stabilize. This is great service when you have an idea when your order will be in your hands. Thank for your products and great service. 

Johnny Ritchardson
Date: 2023-03-16

great product with good penetration and gardening

This stabilizing fluid is easy to use (provided you have a vacuum chamber), and has good penetration and gardening, with easy relatively low temp curing.

This will harden softer woods nicely, but will not large voids well, or create a super solid "plasticky" block like you get from some professional facilities.  Basically you can stabilize and harden softer or punky)salted woods without changing the basic wood nature of the material.

Eric D.
So. Cal.
Date: 2023-03-16

Cactus Juice

All my experiences with your company have been great.  The service is super and product just keeps doing it's job.  I'd love to have availability of a larger volume discount.

Bill Cannon
Richmond, Tx
Date: 2023-03-16

Works well!

Just follow the detailed instructions on the website and you’ll be pleased! Easy to use and works just as described. I’ll be back for more!

Stephen Harris
Lebanon, TN
Date: 2023-03-14

High quality products

Everything Turn Tex sells is very high quality.  No cheap junk here.  When I was having some problems with stabilizing wood, I called Curtis and he helped me trouble shoot and resolve my problems.  It was user error.  Nothing to do with his products.  I couldn't be more pleased with the results I'm getting.  I am a wood turner that makes threaded boxes.  After I stabilize soft spalted wood it makes for perfect crisp clean threads.

Thomas Hoffman
United States
Date: 2023-03-12

Best Customer Service and Fast Delivery

Ordered resin from An hour later I was notified the order had shipped. I know for a fact that I would not have gotten that email unless my order had actually shipped. My order arrived the next day. Even at 350 miles that is still fast shipping.  

Don Ward

Wichita Falls, TX

Don Ward
Wichita Falls,
Date: 2023-03-11

Last minute savior

As per usual the guys came in clutch and got a last minute re-up on Alumilite and colors I always use!

Great knowing people truly care about their customers 🫂


Appreciate it!🤜🤛

Daniel chase
United States
Date: 2023-03-07