Currently it has a removable base for either inside or outside bases.
made of 1/2" and 3/8" cold rolled steel. Tig welded.
hand machined fit on the rotation with less than a hair of tolerance. Zerk fitting equip on the bolt head with grease channels machined through the bolt to allow greasing the rotating elements. Greasing allows control of rust, as the grease will keep water out and helps the rotation itself.
My harris Roan on the prototype
The spike base
This perch was developed by myself and a few other master falconers to ensure not to tangle and be safe for all birds that fit on it. Currently we think this size will work well for male red tail, harris and goshawk.
Uh... Huh...I've been a new member here for 9 years...
Noah, im aware there was one that used to be sold. but mine are better... guaranteed.
Fred, the reason it isnt on the very bottom is because if they bate directly over the top of the perch the leash can still potentially tangle, this way it cannot. Not only that but keeping the ring up off the ground can help prevent damage to the ring and the leash. Or i might have misunderstood your meaning.
i have redone my design...
This is the new design. I had a friend machine a special spindle i drew up and it uses impregnated bronze thrust sleeves and washers (if they had them in stock it would be thrust flanges). This one is made of all half inch material as the client thought it would look better for the gos. The outside shape is hand bent after heating it with a torch and the rest is MIG welded. It spins flawlessly and with no effort that even a male coops can spin it. Although a scaled down design is in the books for birds like a coops. This design has a spiked base but the new spindle allows easy removal and installation of an inside base. The spike base has three 3/8 inch spikes and a cross bar of 1/2 inch. I used a hammer to pound it into the ground and then screwed the perch onto it. There is a hole in the spindle to use to leverage and tighten the threads. The inside base is a simple 25 pound lifting weight I drilled and tapped for bolts.
Stainless is in the works...
The one piece hand bent main body
the custom, hand drawn and machined spindle
Two completed perches, one inside, one not
the spindle, bronze thrust washers and top bolt to hold the assembly together. The shaft on the perch itself has internal bronze thrust sleeves already installed.