I see a few question that stray from "Maintenance & Repair" on this site, but I am unsure how far that goes. What about DIY construction/Design?
Sorry about the multiple postings, I did not realise that the first question would not answer everything I needed to know before I posted it. Also, still unsure if this method of asking very generalised meta questions is better or worse than just asking is "Specific Question X Offtopic" or not.
Specifically, I want to figure out how I can have two parallel 1/2 in. shafts (1'-6" apart, more or less), where one powers the second but reverses rotation. Looking around, while sprockets are common and cheap, gears are not.