Here's what you'll need to build my tailbox:
· Coroplast 1(one) 4' by 8' sheet of 4mm thick Correx (trade name)/ Coroplast. This is standard sign-making material, available at sign shops in a variety of colors. I chose yellow for visibility.
· Zip Ties About 100 8" plastic zip ties. I got yellow to match my Coroplast. I have been told that the black ones are more UV-resistant.
· PVC pipe Roughly 36" of 1" diameter Schedule 40 pipe. This is used to create bracing for edge-to-edge corners.
· An old toe strap or two Used for latching the lid.
· 6" tapered reamer to create the holes for the zip ties. Get one with a sharp point on the end.
· Sharp Utility Knife for making the majority of the cuts.
· Sharp scissors for fine trimming.
· Fine-tooth saw to cut the PVC pipe.
· 36" straight edge for layout and creasing the Coroplast. This can be wood or metal- I used 1/8" x 1" aluminum strip from Home Depot.
· Duct tape for temporarily clamping sheets in place
· Tape measure
· Sharpie permanent markers to lay out your cuts and to sign your work once it's finished.
· Bike stand or trainer to hold the bike upright and allow you to work on all sides of the bike.