Well eventually due to a few donated parts ;)
A new buffing wheel spindle..... Look maw!..... No chuck!!!
A bit of free hand shaping, ;D making sure to leave a collar the same size as the thread... A bit safer than turning it all down to 16MM ;)
A little flat to aid drilling.
Driled and tapped for grubscrew M6x1.0.
drill for pigtail shaft to fit, in this instance 6mm
And you end up with this....
Add a buffing mop and you are away ;D
This not only provides a Great deal more safety but also allows you to get to both sides of the mop easily ;D
Very happy with this mod ;) Just used it to polish a the mini ball turner ;D
I am thinking about a cover for the threads.... Just a cylinder held in place by the MT3, there is enough of a gap between the arbour and the spindle to accommodate a cover.... Well that's for the next time I'm going to polish something ;D
And it will surely only be a matter of 20 mins or so to convert to said safer option
And it took me about an hour due to styling .... For safety that was!! ;)