In the mid 80s I was stationed at Tyndall AFB. My workshop was the patio on the back of our home. I would drag my Shopsmith out onto the patio, run a power cord out the window. My workbench was some rickety saw horses with a few 2x4s laid across them. For an assembly table I sometimes used the trampoline we had for the kids. Not the best work table but it was huge and if it rained I didn't need to put it away.
As the crow flies we lived less than a mile from the Gulf of Mexico. Even during a drought there were convection storms coming in off the gulf. Rain was a constant threat so I tried not to get to much stuff outside. I usually got plenty of warning so I seldom got wet. The sun was another issue. Let a cast iron table sit for long in the Florida sun and touch it with your bare hand and you will be sorry. The Shopsmith aluminum tables didn't get that hot.
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