Customer Comments

When I received my cactus pen blank I knew I was going to enjoy turning it. The blank was easy to turn. There were a couple of pin holes as Curtis said there might be in his tips and instructions on turning the blank. They filled in nicely with CA as he instructed. I contacted Curtis to ask him for some finishing tips and he was very helpful! My pen turned out amazing, and everyone is asking me to make them one. Can't wait to buy more blanks when they are available.
Denham Springs LA.
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Looked a long time for a good stabilizing system. Using a Harbor Freight paint pot and Cactus Juice makes some of the best knife handles. No finish needed just buff thru 3 steps on buffing wheels and you have a great non cracking handle. Great stuff Curtis.
Eric Ward
Mabank Tx
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Tried variety of wood stabilizing without good results until I purchased the vacuum chamber from TurnTex. The chamber is well built and the ease of use was great. Best thing is Curtis is willing to help you be successful with great tips from the beginning.I can tell he has taken his time to built a quality product for the consumer. I would not hesitate to purchase more chambers from him or any product for that matter. The cactus juice is also a great product to use and works fantastic. I am new to stabilizing wood,but his juice is a must if you want to stabilize punky woods and have success.I would recommend all of his products and will continue to do business with TurnTex as long as I'm stabilizing wood and custom building knives.
Ray Byram
Rapid City South Dakota
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I am a new customer for Curtis and Turntex. Following International delivery of product, I contacted Curtis with a couple questions and problems I was wrestling with. His concern, attention to detail and rapid solution offered is a credit to him. I wholeheartedly recommend this business
Stephen Jolley
Melbourne, Australia
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Thanks so much for the quality products that you produce I couldn't be happier with the vacuum chamber that I received. This gives my projects endless possibilities and let's me make blanks that I couldn't have afforded before. As a matter of fact, the chamber is full of blanks and cactus juice right now!!! It was well worth the wait to receive this chamber and thanks for keeping me informed on the status of my order all the way till I received it. Thanks Again Jerry Kessel
Jerry Kessel
Charleston WV
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Awesome service - my knife chamber showed up today and I have to say that it's everything that I expected. I'm very happy with the quality and service I received from Curtis and everyone at TurnTex and would highly recommend them to everyone.
Dave Hodson
Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada
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Thanks so much Curtis for the great service. Love the new chamber. Rick
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Want to thank Curtis on all the great service. Awesome Products. Rick
Tenino Washington
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I received my order in the timeframe which was provided at the time of the order. The packaging was excellent and everything arrived in great condition with the exception of the juice. Unfortunately due to the excess heat the bottle had setup. I contacted Curtis and he apologized profusely, even though he cannot control the weather. He promptly shipped out a new bottle, as well as answering my questions in a professional and courteous manner. I would not hesitate to do business with Turn Tex Woodworks and Curtis again in the future. Small businesses are what make this country great and Turn Tex Woodworks is a shining example of a wonderful small business. I highly encourage anyone who is considering ordering a stabilizing chamber to do so. Help out your fellow community members and support small, local businesses when you can.
Patrick C
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Curtis, We have completed our testing of "Cactus Juice" on our knife scales and recently advanced the process to production. Your product has performed remarkably well on a variety of hardwood species. The finished products polish beautifully and the wood remains stable under a broad range of conditions. We have tried a variety of other wood stabilizers and yours is far and away the best. We are very pleased. As always, we appreciate your personal attention to our orders and your concern for what we need. You have been a great help in making this venture a success. Thanks, Mark Furman R Murphy Knives
Mark Furman
Ayer, Massachusetts
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I purchased the large production chamber and a half gallon of resin. The vacuum chamber far exceeded my expectations. Curtis is spot on with his information and advice. Love to read all of his postings on the tho duck call forum. thanks again, Jonathan Hartill P.S. I should have bought more resin.
Columbia River Calls
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Ive been getting my cactus juice from Curtis for over a year now and couldn't be more pleased with the service, shipping and the quality of the products. I have used several different products to stabilize my knife handles and Cactus juice is the best. I also have one of his tanks and the craftsmanship is perfect! Chambers Custom Knives, Ronny Chambers
Ronny Chambers
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I just received my order of Cactus Juice. I couldn't be happier with the service I received. I haven't had a chance to use the product yet but with all the other reviews and recommendations, I have no doubt that it will be top notch.
Houston, TX
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I've used products from Curtis for about a year now. Everything is always Top Shelf and his service is outstanding. I love the new guarantee, I've never had anyone offer to credit me for MY mistakes!!:D
West Tawakoni, TX
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Excellent product, better than the other one I tried. Prompt service, my order shipped the same day. Couldn't be happier.
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Just did off a batch of knife blocks yesterday and will sand off dried juice tomorrow. They look like videos that I have watched on youtube. They look great. Thanks, LT
Larry T
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I recently bought one of Curtis' vacuum chambers for stabilizing pen blanks. The chamber was well built and the first time I used it, It sealed tight. A quality product and rugged construction.
Alton Folsom-greenmtnguy on IAP
Chester, Vermont
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It was worth the wait. Thanks, good product.
Larry McEachern
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I've turned many TurnTex Blanks and now own my own Cactus Juice System. The quality is [b]"Top Notch"[/b] on all of their products with outstanding customer service and product guarantee. I was looking to buy a system but had little knowledge on which to get. After a friendly conversation with Curtis on the models available, it was clear what would fit my needs, and I saved money by not buying more than what I needed. Thanks again Curtis for all of your help and work on getting the right system for me. John
John Underhill
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I have used the chamber several times now and have had great results. Awesome products.
Gary Nicholls
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Over the years I have ordered numerous pen blanks from Curtis. The quality of the products he offers are second to none! I also like the fact that he focuses on native Texas wood. Now that he has devoted all of his time to his pen blank business I can't wait to see what he comes up with next.
Cypress, TEXAS
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My last order from Turntex had no end of trouble. The thing is none of it was Curis' fault, but he handled it like a real professional. I'd order from him again in a heartbeat. Curtis is a real standup guy. You wont regret doing business with him!
Ed Staudacher
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Curtis, I bought your cactus juice a few weeks ago. I build my own vacuum chamber out of 1/2 inch acrylic. I will say for your other customers to see, I never used anything like cactus juice. I got great penetration on extremely hard wood acacia and ebony after only 30 minutes at 30". Key note to other customers. It cost me more to build my own chamber than if I would have just ordered one from you.
Josh Fox
Halifax, Pennsylvania
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Curtis I think that you are the most amazing salesman ever. The products that you sell are first class. They are everything you say and more. I love the Cactus Juice for stabilizing my blanks for both pens, and wine bottle stoppers. They come out better than expected. Amazing product. The large chamber that you made for me is flawless. It makes my job so much easier to work with it and able to see what is actually going on with the blanks. Besides taking an hour just to talk to me on the phone about your products on the do's and dont's on the things that you have learned and shared those processes with me. Most folks won't do that. They just sell you a product and let you figure it out. You took the time to share your successes with myself and the rest of the penturner's community. That is the true meaning of a successful businessman. Keep it up. I personally want to say "thank you". Very Respectfully Jamie Fowler
Jamie Fowler
Cheyenne, WY
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Really pleased with the service provided by TurnTex! Great products, reasonable prices, and customer service that is second to none! :D I'll be buying more!
Washington state
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Received Cactus Juice. Not used it yet, as I am still setting up my work area.
Fred Hoefelmeyer
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Curtis does great quality work, ships fast, and is very customer friendly.\r\nHope to buy more of his blanks soon.
Dave Lindquist
Austin, TX
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Great workmanship! Still working on a vacuum pump, but I have no doubt it will be amazing!
Jim Burr
Fresno, Ca
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Well worth the wait... Great worksmanship and works as advertised...:)
North Texas
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I just got a chance to use my TurnTex Stabilizing vacuum chamber for the first time and I am thrilled with the outcome. What a quality build and a wonderful product offered by Curtis. Thanks Curtis!!!!
Chris Burgess
Klein TX
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Turntex stabilization products (Cactus Juice + chamber) are top of the line. The stabilized blanks from this process are the best I've worked with so far. Last but not least, one can count on Curtis Seebeck availability for technical assistance. Thanks again Curtis.
Brussels, Belgium
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First order from Turntex. Delivery was prompt (fast) and the blanks were just as I expected. I have turned one of them and the pen landed in my wife\'s purse, so it must have looked good.\r\nLooking forward to more blanks from Turntex.\r\nDave B.
David Bledsoe
Raleigh, MS
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Thank you very much. I received your product the day before yesterday. it's perfect. I am satisfied with your goods. I am delighted for un-catalyzed juice. Because I can't expend so much. My work is mostly small. For example Rings,Pendants. I am now preparing to work. I wish to send e-mail with photos of my work in the near future.
Tetsuo Endoh
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Hello, received my order after a long wait. Everything is ok. I do not have time to try the vacuum chamber at the moment but I will tell you if it works well when I've tried. luc
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I recently purchased one of your stabilizing units and finally had time to try it out. The unit worked great, even I had no trouble! The blanks turned out great. I stabilized Spalted Soft Maple and Spalted Red Oak. The Soft Maple was both punky and worms had chewed through some of the blanks. The unit successfully stabilized the blanks and didn't blow out the soft spots where the worms tunneled through the wood like some of the commercial stabilizers have done when I sent similar wood to them. The finished blanks have a soft glow or shine. If you want a high polish consider finishing them with CA. This unit is exactly what I was looking for. It's easy to use, I can experiment with a few blanks, evaluate the results, and make changes if needed instead of sending a bunch of blanks to a commercial stabilizer then discovering the end result was not what I was trying to achieve.
George Booth
Jerseyville, IL
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First Off I must Say Curtis is a star! First Rate Chap to deal with - Thanks for the super-swift dispatch - [cactus juice] arrived well in time and without any bother. As for the product, well it does just what it says it does and very well at that - been playing with a few rather soft spalted ring blanks and a couple nice soft spalted stick-tang handle pieces as it sets them *rock* hard and leaves them a dream to machine and finish-up. When I finally make it through this 1 gal. I'll be back for more for sure. Thanks again Curtis, sincerely, Shaun R.
Shaun R. (FlowolFDesigns/EnchantedWoods)
NW England
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Curtis is without a doubt the best in the business. The service and products he provides at is second to none. He is always available for questions and advise. Higly recommended and appreciated. I can't believe he is a one man shop.
Vincent Vidriales
Nothern California
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I have turned three of the blanks I ordered and I am very pleased how they turned out. However I do find that I have a general problem when I use a transparent blank. I have not worked with clear blanks much before and if you know a way to avoid bubbles in the glue when I put in the brass insert it would help. I usually use instant thick CA glue to put in the tubes but this time I tried epoxy thinking it would be less likely to leave bubbles but it did not work, any suggestions? Thanks again for the great products you have Eric Willyerd [color=red]My Comments: Eric, take a look at the first video on this page for directions on painting the inside of the blank to hide the glue. [url=]Tips and Tutorials[/url][/color]
Eric WIllyerd
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Ordered cactus juice, was shipped out very quickly, packaged well and arrived very promptly! It was a very pleasant transaction and went so well, I followed up with another order including more cactus juice, coloring pigment, stabilization chamber and all the accessories for it. Curtis runs a top notch business and I look forward to a long business relationship with his company!
Greensboro, NC
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Very good to deal with. Replaced sticky gage no ?s asked. AAA+
Blackduck MN
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The order was smooth and easy. It arrived on time & exactly as ordered. Furthermore, Curtis emailed me to ensure I was pleased with the transaction, as well as to offer up any advice or accept any feedback. I haven't yet found a toaster over but as soon as I do, i'll give the juice a try. Again, great transaction & service.
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I'd just like to take a couple of minutes to say thanks for the great service and products. I've already turned a couple of the Texas Hybrid and Juiced-Up blanks, and they look simply amazing! The acrylic used in the Texas Hybrid blanks seems considerably tougher than the (more expensive) Fiji blanks from Woodcraft. -Matt Williamson
Matthew Williamson
Plano, Texas
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Curtis is aaa+ and continue to purchase his products
dublin lee
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Another smooth transaction and excellent communications along with fast shiping. Dave Bell
Dave Bell
Elora, Ontario, Canada
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Curtis I'm very happy with chamber, it is very well built, it is everything that it is said to be , it's straight forward easy to use. The calls that where made did not last long in the shop.
Dennis Sentner
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I have recently purchased a production chamber, with cactus Juice, wow its great stuff, i had some questions when i first bought it, but Curtis was great, and helped me with my questions.I turn the wood blanks and make rug hooks, for my wifes rug hooking shop, I have recently started making knife scales, what fun. Thanks Curtis for a great product. Also i used to sand my rug hooks to a 12000 grit. now after stabilization i see the same or almost the same results at 600 grit. Thanks Curtis for a great product and tech support. Neil
neil mattison
pt charlotte fl, and Verona island Maine
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I haven't been able to use the Cactus Juice yet but expect to in the next couple of weeks. Great customer service and help!
Hank Lee
Tunica, MS
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Nice product, well made and worth the wait. Very nice to deal with.
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Its really a great experence to deal with someone that cares about the product they produce.
Dennis Bachman
Pensacola Florida
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I was very impressed with the products and the service. I will shop TurnTex again soon!
Scott Gygi
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