HOW TO: CONDITION LEATHER – EASY DIY – Keeping my 15 Year old leather jacket from DRYING OUT

HOW TO: CONDITION LEATHER – I kept my 15 Year old leather jacket from DRYING OUT and cracking by conditioning the leather every 8 – 12 months with Lexol All Leather Conditioner ( https://amzn.to/3FmqUKC ). I show you how I have been doing it for my trusty leather jacket.

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NOTE: If you love your leather jacket or apparel, then bring it to a professional leather cleaner to have it properly cleaned and conditioned. Use this info at your own risk. I have been conditioning my leather jacket for over 15 years, you should bring your jacket or leather to a professional.

The leather conditioner adds oils to the leather to keep it supple. After drying, the surface of the leather is not greasy. Its super easy to use and apply. It takes about a day or two completely dry after being absorbed by the leather. Keeping leather supple prevents leather from drying out and cracking.

Stuff used in this video:
Lexol All Leather Conditioner ( https://amzn.to/3FmqUKC )
Microfiber towel ( https://amzn.to/3DLP5l9 )

  1. I usually clean my leather with a moist warm microfiber towel ( https://amzn.to/3DLP5l9) to wash off any dirt off the leather. I dont use soap. Just water. and dry off with microfiber towel.
  2. Let the leather surface is dry.
  3. Shake the Lexol All Leather Conditioner ( https://amzn.to/3FmqUKC ) well and apply to microfiber cloth.
  4. Test the conditioner on a small area hidden area of the leather to see if how the product reacts to the surface (color change, texture, smell). If test results are good, then continue.
  5. Shake to mix, and apply to towel.
  6. Work on one leather panel at a time for consistency.
  7. Wipe on a thin coat to let it absorb into the leather.
  8. Wipe off excess.
  9. After applying to entire piece, let dry and review for missing spots or extra dry or flexible leather areas (shoulders, under arm, pipping )that need conditioner for added suppleness.
  10. Review the next day if second or third coat is needed for color consistency or more leather suppleness.

Repeat every 6-12 months depending on leather condition.

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Using a whetstone ( knife sharpening stone ) for the first time.

I wanted to learn how learning how to sharpen my kitchen knives using a whetstone. There are many types whetstones sold online ( https://amzn.to/2R0hy0g ) ranging from various grits of 300 to 8000. I wanted to learn the fundamentals before I upgrade to better Santoku knife ( https://amzn.to/3dLVm3R ) and a better whetstone in future. Btw, my Youtube vlogs and reviews may also have associated affiliate links to products that may earn from qualifying purchases.

I went out and bought a $1 whetstone and a $1 entry level Santoku (https://amzn.to/3dLVm3R ) style kitchen knife from a dollar store to practice on. My parents have been using their 20+ year old 8 inch whetstone to sharpen every knife and scissors in their house since i was a kid. My dad loved spending time sharpening knives. I always wanted a Santoku knife and aspire to own a better one in the future.

After spending about 1 hour sharpening my $1 Santoku blade, it was really sharper compared to factory! I was able to easily cut paper and dice apples .
Things I learned from this practice:

  1. Keep your focus on technique, motion and consistent angle for a good sharp edge (burr).
  2. Keep the whetstone and knife wet and lubricated. This keeps the metal shavings build up low on the whetstone.
  3. A new whetstone needs A LOT of water in the beginning. It was easier just to sharpen the knife in a tub of water.
  4. Even $1 Whetstone can make a $1 Santoku knife razor sharp. Definitely worth it to have in the kitchen or garage for extending the lives of knives and sharpening tools.

I will be practicing more on my $1 whetstone before buying more advanced whetstone ( https://amzn.to/2R0hy0g ) in the future.

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