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*Cactus Juice Stabilizing Resin - 3.79 Litres (1 US Gallon)

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'Cactus Juice Stabilizing Resin' is a premium, professional grade, heat-cured resin for stabilising and hardening wood and other porous material. It's especially effective on those beautiful, spalted woods that are normally too soft to work with. Cactus Juice is easy to use and does not significantly change the colour of most woods.

Cactus Juice must be used in a high quality vacuum chamber, sold separately here.

Cactus Juice is not toxic, nor flammable, and it is not solvent based! It cures 99.99% from liquid to solid by weight; far superior to typical home stabilising solutions. 


Following numerous requests from woodturners across the UK and Europe, we are now stocking 'Cactus Juice Stabilizing Resin'. This product is produced in Texas, USA, by Curtis O. Seebeck (if you're a wood turner who has spent any time on wood turning web forums you might know him as "MesquiteMan") at Turntex woodworks.

This size of Cactus Juice is shipped unactivated with the activator in a separate bottle.  Activating is simple; just open the small bottle and add the contents into the large bottle.  Replace the cap and shake well.  If some of the activator particles do not dissolve, allow it to sit over night and shake again the next day.  YOU MUST ACTIVATE THE ENTIRE BOTTLE!  It is not recommended to activate portions of the bottle since it is difficult to properly proportion the semi paste activator. Activated Cactus Juice has a shelf life of 8-12 months.

It can be coloured with these select* Alumilite Resin Dyes or the Cactus Juice Stabilizing Dyes safely, with no risk of the dye affecting the resin. 

*Please note only the following Alumilite Dyes can be used with Cactus Juice Stabilizing Resin: BlackBlueBrownGreenOcean BlueOrangeRedViolet and Yellow.

It can be heat cured in an oven, at about 85C-95C. We recommend using a small convection oven, separate to the one in your kitchen due to fumes.

Before purchase, please read the full instructions on how to use Cactus Juice here.

Approximately 3.79 Litres (1 US Gallon) - also available in a smaller 1/2 US Gallon size here.

 Quick Start Basics for Use
  1. Prepare blanks - sand, etc
  2. Place blanks in vacuum chamber and weight down
  3. Add Cactus Juice to completely cover blanks
  4. Apply full vacuum to chamber and keep your vacuum pump running until bubbles stop
  5. Release vacuum and soak blanks for at least twice as long as you had them under vacuum
  6. Remove blanks
  7. Wrap in foil
  8. Cure at 190-200° F (87-93° C) until Cactus Juice has solidified
  9. Remove foil
  10. Allow to cool to room temperature
  11. Store your excess Juice for the next use (DO NOT STORE IN AN AIR TIGHT GLASS JAR!)


Who is TurnTex Woodworks? Curtis (TurnTex) is the leading authority and a pioneer in the field of stabilising and casting and has been at the forefront of this industry with the following innovations:

  • Cactus Juice Stabilizing Solutions - The first to offer affordable DIY stabilising resin and dedicated vacuum chambers for all types of stabilising needs.

  • Alumilite Casting Resin - The first to start using Alumilite Casting Resins for woodturning and helped make it a mainstream casting product.

  • Alumilite Clear Casting Resin - This formulation of Alumilite Casting Resin is based on my needs and feedback to the owner of The Alumilite Corporation.  I did all of the initial testing to develop the current product including testing 7 different versions until the properties that are important to woodworkers were achieved. (Metal Clay Ltd are also the UK stockist for Alumilite Clear Casting Resin)

  • Worthless Wood - Otherwise commonly referred to as hybrid blanks, is the technique of casting wood and resin combinations to form a unique, hybrid blank. This technique was originally created by me in 2006 and shared with the woodturning community through an article I wrote entitled "Worthless Wood - Salvaging Otherwise Worthless Wood with Pressure Casting".  This technique has been used by thousands of craftspeople around the world since that original article. 


Regarding health & safety, we always recommend doing your own research, and make your own decisions on any precautions you need to take. Read the SDS and get advice if needed. We suggest ensuring you have good ventilation, and protect your skin and eyes (use nitrile gloves only, don’t use latex with resin). If you work with a large amount of resin, or work with it often, you might want to invest in a VOC filtered face mask.


Click here for an SDS sheet for this product.


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  • 5
    Amazing quality

    Posted by adrian stewart on 26th Feb 2021

    Would always use this stuff

  • 5

    Posted by Richard Halstead on 1st Jan 2021

    Think it’s expensive but the results are worth it great product

  • 5
    Stabilising wood

    Posted by Michael Williams on 11th Nov 2020

    This stuff is as good as they say it is, but very expensive. I had 100mm x 440mm punky piece of wood and it soaked up a full one gallon container (over£100 worth). Still if it looks as good as I hope it will sort of be wort it.

  • 5
    Cactus juice

    Posted by Alexander Jack on 18th Sep 2020

    Excellent results using this product and house of resin never fail to deliver in good time. Great service 10/10 thanks

  • 5
    Cactus juice stabilising resin

    Posted by @shopdogworkshop on 7th Aug 2020

    If your going to stabilise any wood then it’s got to be cactus juice. If your going to buy cactus juice then the only place to get the best price and best service/delivery is the house of resin. First class all round. I wouldn’t shop anywhere else.

  • 4
    Cactus juice

    Posted by Jan-erik Lundgren on 16th Jul 2020

    Very good

  • 5

    Posted by stephen mcdowell on 16th Jun 2020

    Great results every time.

  • 5
    Cactus Juice

    Posted by Tobias Caspar on 30th Jan 2020

    Cactus Juice pretty much forms the basis of my business. Without it I wouldn't be making what I'm making. This is the original and most popular wood stabilising resin used around the world for very good reason.

  • 4
    It does what it suppose to do

    Posted by Nataliia Sushchenko on 20th Jan 2020

    I must say that customer service is excellent!! Thank you sooooo much for your help!!