unable to sharpen small blades with Lansky

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I have a Queen Whittler with 3 D2 blades. The two small blades are about 1.5 inches long by .25 inches wide. When I sharpen the small blades with the Lansky at 17 degrees the stone hits the aluminum blade holder but not the blade. It work at 20 degrees but I want a sharper edge.

1) are there any fixes for this issue with the Lansky
2) If not does anyone know if the DMT Aligner™ Sharpening Kit will work with small blades at low angles such as 17 or 15 degrees?
 
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You may be out of luck with the Lansky. I just had an email conversation with Blues about the Lansky, and I generally bring the edges on my larger slipjoint blades to about 25 degrees. I can get the large blades to a much finer degree if I want, but I generally don't need the regular sized blades to be any finer at the edge than 25 degrees.

However, on the small blades, needed for detail work, I have to free hand. There's an article in the June 2007 BLADE magazine about free-hand sharpening, that helped me quite a bit: How To Sharpen Freehand, by Dexter Ewing.

thx - cpr
 
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If not does anyone know if the DMT Aligner™ Sharpening Kit will work with small blades at low angles such as 17 or 15 degrees

For small Queen D2 blade like a whittler or stockman
I use the DMT Aligner on #6 notch.
The nose of the plastic blade holder I wore down with a course DMT.

The table included shows the #6 notch at 20 degrees
 
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