Since I'm completely self-taught at machining, there are necessarily big "holes" in my knowledge. Here's one, and I'd like to "fill the hole"! :-)
I don't know how to accurately make a very thin part -- for example, something akin to a washer, or a very short bushing.
It's easy enough to accurately turn the part, make necessary shoulders, etc. But what about after the piece is "parted off"? The desired part will be too thin to hold effectively in a vise to mill to its final thickness (imagine needing a part less than 0.050 thick, for example).
For example, using my milling vise and parallels, I cannot effectively grip and strongly hold anything less than about 0.065 thick.
What do people do in these situations? Thanks.