So here is chapter 37 from "Complete Book Of Home Workshops". This chapter covers belts, pulleys, and motor mounts. For the novice setting up a home hobby shop much of this information is must know, for the long experienced, much of it is considered basic, but basic, like "common sense", sometimes isn't so common. If you get your information from interactive sites, there is always that one character who gets joy from convincing you, the wrong answer is the right answer.
So here's 8 pages of motor and tool speed set-up, common sense information.