RealBench - Minecraft Forge mod, which makes vanilla workbenches more usable out-of-box:
- Items don't drops when you close crafting gui
- Other players can see your crafting process
- Items will be dropped only when someone breaks workbench
Just drop-in this mod to "mods" dir of your Forge-compatible server and see result! Mod not required to be installed on the client side, but it can be installed for fancy item rendering on top of workbench and same behavior in single player mode.