Customer Comments

New To Stabilizing

I have been making pens and doing various other turnings for awhile now and decided to try my hand at stabilizing. So, like always I headed to YouTube and sure enough almost every stabilizing video referenced Turntex in some way shape or form. Upon further research I went ahead and pulled the trigger on a vacuum chamber and some cactus juice. So far, the descriptive instructions that came with the chamber, along with the videos have made it pretty easy to get started. I’ve done a handful of pen blanks now, and currently have some knife scales in the chamber. Really impressed with the products and am excited to try out the dye stabilizing here in the near future. Curtis and crew seem to have their stuff together and I will be getting all my stabilizing (and eventually casting) products from them. 

Will Hiramoto
Date: 2023-12-22

Quality product/quick delivery

I have been using Cactus Juice for a number years now. It is a quality product, and the shipping is always quick. Very satisfied!

Date: 2023-12-18

Excellent again!

I ordered another couple gallons of cactus juice from Turntex and, as usual the order arrived when they promised and in perfect shape. Another excellent experience with this excellent company.

Mark in Minnesota 

Chisago City MN
Date: 2023-12-16

Black Dye

Thanks for having a great product. Super fast shipping. 

Date: 2023-12-15

Fast and great service!

I truly appreciate the quick shipping of my order of Cactus Juice.  It arrived much faster than I was expecting.  Always great service and advice.

Todd Gunter
New York
Date: 2023-12-15

Excellent as always!

I'm a hobby knifemaker, and I use a bit over a gallon a year stabilizing scales. Your product is amazing, allowing me to use softer woods like redwood burl, and have great workability, and a stout knife handle when I'm finished.

 As soon as I received my gallon shipment, I added the catalyst and gave it a good shake, waited till morning and topped off my chamber. Back in the saddle!


Thank you,

Bill Clancy

William Clancy
United States
Date: 2023-12-14

Amazing service!

It’s simple really Curtis and his team give the best service in the market and have the best products. I’ve used others and the quality and consistency just don’t match up with cactus juice. It’s truly and one stop shop for everything one could need. Thank you for your amazing work and incredible products!

John Chubbuck
New York
Date: 2023-12-14

Great Service

Curtis personally talked to me and gave me answers to all my questions.  The order I placed was shipped immediately and arrived well packaged and in perfect condition.  I dont think they can improve on their customer service and helpfulness.  Great people at a great company.

Randy Smith
Midland, TX
Date: 2023-12-10

Turnin with Turn Tex!

Hi Curtis,

Thank you so much for your quick delivery and awesome products! I've been using your Cactus Juice and dyes for a couple years now.


I am always more than satisfied with your products and excellent customer service!


People like you make it a real pleasure to buy from Curtis. I will always check with Turn Tex first for my blank dying and stabilizing needs.


I love seeing the new products you offer and seeing your business grow! 




Levi Mize

Levi Mize
United States
Date: 2023-12-09

Best product on the market.

I have been using Catus Juice for a few years now. I have yet to find it's equil. Running a small hobby shop it is very important that my shipments satisfy the customer. I have never had a customer complain about my stabilized blanks. Thank you Curtis for your follow up on my purchase,  and your continued efforts to stay a cut above the rest. 



Bret Harden
Pierson Michigan
Date: 2023-12-08

Last Order

Super fast shipping great service 

Date: 2023-12-07

Great product/Company

First time I used it was for spalted pen blanks. Followed the direction and watched some you tube and had great results. Next I'm going to try some dye and then glue up layerd blanks.

Date: 2023-12-04

Cactus Juice purchase

I am a new wood turner from western Canada and read about cactus juice.  I ordered one jug and was surprised how quickly it arrived.  I am impressed with the product and recently ordered 4 more jugs which also arrived super quickly from the opposite side of the continent.  Turn Tex gets a gold star from me!!

Western Canada
Date: 2023-12-02

Always the best!

I’ve ordered from TurnTex several times over the past two or three years, and it has always been great service! A++ rating in my book!

Matt Marsh
Laporte, Minnesota
Date: 2023-12-01

Thumbs up!!

TurnTex checks all the boxes for quality, service and reliability. I ordered two gallons of Cactus Juice this last time, paid with a credit card, and within twenty minutes was advised a shipping label had been created. UPS acknowledged the order was picked up that same afternoon and arrived on the scheduled day. I'm not a heavy user, but Cactus Juice works extremely well, performs as advertised and Curtis provides all the assistance that can be asked for. Between the web site, the Face book group and the snappy response to email questions, Curtis is the definition of customer service. I buy a lot online and businesses could learn a lot from the TurnTex business model.
Bob Good
Lebanon, Pennsylvania
Date: 2023-11-26

The best

Absolutely the best service and products out there. 

Bellevue, Wa
Date: 2023-11-26

Order 52000 - Cactus Juice

Everything worked as advertised!


Cactus Juice cured perfectly and gave me stabilized spalted maple which was punky when Ii started and perfectly staiblized when done.


Thank you Curtis and Team!.


Rhinebeck NY
Date: 2023-11-25


Truly amazing service..From the time I ordered , till the receipt of the juice, the only way the

time could be reduced is if I drove over to TurnTex in person.



Bill Kimbrough
Date: 2023-11-25

Great company

I am glad to find turntx to buy my supplies from. Very fast shipping of great products! I look forward to buying my supplies from Tirntx!
Roger Johns
United States
Date: 2023-11-25

Cactus 🌵 Juice

Awesome service and fast shipping of a great product. 

Date: 2023-11-24

Best stuff out there

y'all have a very good product and service. will be back after the holidays 🍻🍻🍻🥂

Paul Kentnor
United States
Date: 2023-11-20

Good Stuff!

Your Cactus Juice works great for soft punky wood!  My only challenge is it’s limited to sizes I can get into my little toaster oven! 
Thanks for a super product!

Verl Scheibe
Custer, SD
Date: 2023-11-20

Super happy!

Nice job! The part was just what I needed!

I am a machinist and your quality is amazing.


Brian Severns
United States
Date: 2023-11-19

I'll be back

I have made several purchases from TurnTex and have been completely satisfied. I will continue to come back to TurnTex for all my Cactus Juice and Alumilite needs and I suggest you do to.

Michael Cornell
United States
Date: 2023-11-19

Quick and efficient

received my cactus juice quickly with delivery in just a couple of days.  And the product is just perfect.

Marc Sviland
South Carolina
Date: 2023-11-18

Good Feeling Purchase

Good, friendly, and responsive communications regarding order status and shipping. Cactus Juice package arrived undamaged and on schedule. Plan to order future Turntex products directly from Curtis. Let's keep him in business!
Brian Tonackk
Date: 2023-11-17

Excellent service

I ordered my second order and am very pleased with the service I received on both orders. VERY fast shipping! I will continue ordering from this great company!
Roger Johns
United States
Date: 2023-11-17

100% (as usual)

Order Tuesday morning, delivered Wednesday afternoon. I wish all my vendors were this efficient.

Steve @ 4Si Blades
Keller Tx
Date: 2023-11-16

Quick Shipping

When I started stabilizing wood I started with Cactus Juice and until Curtis stops making it that is the only product I will use! I don't use a lot, but whenever I purchase everything goes very smoothly. This time my order was shipped the same day I ordered it and arrived very quickly. I still have Juice left from my first order, it's become an experiment to see how long it lasts. I do one batch in the purple/black dye it has become and as I finish up the last of a gallon I pour whatever is left in there. 4 years and counting and still working great!


Dawn Cowan
United States
Date: 2023-11-14

Great product great service

I have cactus juice for 10 years plus. I stabilize fossil ivories, musk ox horn and wood bowls. It makes soft unusable items usable. I always refrigerate to and it has never failed.

Jerry K
Date: 2023-11-12

Good service Good product

I have used cactus juice for 10 years plus. I stabilize fossil ivory, musk ox horn and wood bowls. I don't use a lot but when I stabilize that is what I use and it has never failed me.

I keep it refrigerated and if always works.Makes unusable items usable after stabilizing.


Jerry Kochheiser
Date: 2023-11-12


Awesome products, best in class service. You are buying from the OG of stabilizing here…..why go anywhere else?

Don Van Dyne
Date: 2023-11-11

Great product

Cactus juice is a remarkable product. There is simply no other product that can take its place. I guess I am going to have to start buying the size larger than the quart. I stabilize pinecones for knife handles. They fit nicely in pint jars and three jars fit nicely in my vacuum chamber, but they soak up the cactus juice and I end up having to turn them end over end and add more juice to make sure they're completely submerged and fully cured. 

Frank X Gardner
United States
Date: 2023-11-11

Curtis very helpful

I was venturing into a new project using resin and needed assistance with which type to use. Curtis was very helpful and shipped the product out the same day!! Project turned out great!! 

Thanks Curtis for all your help!!

Tim Jacobs
Date: 2023-11-04

Great products, great service.


Robin Snyder
San Francisco
Date: 2023-11-04

As Always

Turntex continues to deliver great products at great prices in a very short time. As always I am more than pleased with the product and service. Thank you all. Keep up the good work and may God Bless you and yours.

John B.
Date: 2023-11-03

Top Notch Service

When I order my Cactus Juice, I am always concerned about freight to Hawaii. Curtis hasn't disappointed me in the past and didn't disappoint this time when I ordered 4-gallons of Cactus Juice. The freight to Hawaii was a little over $44 and was delivered in less than 1 week. Outstanding!
Pearl City Hawaii
Date: 2023-11-03

Just goes on and on

Being the best customer service in the universe...



Date: 2023-11-02

Very quick shipping.

Place the order in the morning. And was notified it shipped by the afternoon of the day I ordered. Product arrived several days later and was as ordered. Thank you Turntex

Rick Nelson
United States
Date: 2023-10-30

Great Customer Service

While I have not yet had a chance to do any wood stabilizing, I did experience outstanding communication and super-fast delivery of the product.  I will definitely make future purchases from TurnTex!

Sid Taylor
Bastrop, Texas
Date: 2023-10-30

My last order

Always fast shipping and the Best customer service.

Date: 2023-10-29


The service and advice I received from Curtis @ TurnTex was excellent. I purchased a vacuum gauge and connector. 100% satisfied with my purchase and the products
Date: 2023-10-21

Awesome stuff for gourds and driftwood!

I start using the juice a year ago to stabilize driftwood pieces for bandsaw boxes. Then I started to experiment on gourds and that just opened up another door for me. I can do more intricate cut out work on them and not have them fall apart in the process. No color change so that allows me to do pyrography art work and not lose the detail on the gourd. The juice is easy to use, clean up is easy, and hardens with very little bleed out. Shipping is fast, it gets here in one piece and no leaks, Keep up the good work.

Northwest Florida
Date: 2023-10-15

I never knew how much fun I would have stabilizing !!

I cannot say enough about the quality of Turn-Tex’s products!!  I am 6 weeks into it and having a blast. Curtis (owner) has always been there for questions and any help I may need.  I have 2 more 8” chambers ordered. Thank you again !!! Jesse 

Jesse Gilbert
Maryville, TN
Date: 2023-10-14


Curtis is a great person and businessman will not be disappointed...
Thomas DAllura
Williams AZ
Date: 2023-10-14

Curtis very helpful

Based on his advice I was able to save an entire gallon of old expired resin that would not cure.  Well done Curtis

Gary Fullmer
Eden Utah
Date: 2023-10-10

Fast Service

I received my order promptly. It was packaged well. The price and shipping were fair.
Joel Conkey
Canton, OH
Date: 2023-10-07

Tim McBride

Always quick shipping and the best customer service you will ever receive. Great product!

Tim McBride
Winona, MS
Date: 2023-10-06

Tim McBride

Always quick shipping and the best customer service you will ever receive. Great product!

Tim McBride
Winona, MS
Date: 2023-10-06

Again, Awesome Service!

Turntex really came through again with the great customer service!! I ordered in the afternoon and had my tracking in about ten minutes. I don't expect that but it seems to happen every time. 

Wow, the products and service couldn't be better. 

Robert Miller
United States
Date: 2023-10-06