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13 CNC Plasma Cutter Project Ideas That’ll Sell Like Crazy

Creating your own CNC Plasma table cut files can take a lot of time and creativity.

You invested a lot in your machine and likely want to see your return on investment faster, right?

But it’s so frustrating when you end up realizing that you don’t have a proper project idea that will actually resonate with your customers. Isn’t it?

Well, don’t worry anymore! We have got the solution for you in this post.



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Here are the 13 profitable plasma cutter project ideas that you can cut and start selling today:

Sr. No.ProjectDescription
1Hexagon Fire PitPortable slide-together fire pit design with no welding required. Comes in 5 different plasma cut designs.
2Wild Bear ClockPlasma cut bear clock that can be mounted on a wall. Just cut, clean up, and add clock hands.
3Chiminea Fire PitNo-weld chiminea fire pit that slides together for easy assembly. Comes in 2 design options.
4Wine RackSimple slide-together wine rack plasma cut design. Easy to cut and assemble.
5Smokin’ BBQ SignCustomizable BBQ-themed sign suitable for homes or businesses.
6Retro Beer SignVintage-style beer sign plasma cut design. Popular for man caves, bars, etc.
7Complaint SignHumorous complaint sign plasma cut design. Good for garages, man caves, offices.
8Moonshine SignVintage moonshine-themed plasma cut metal sign. Comes in multiple design options.
9Residential SignsCustomizable street address or last name residential signs. Good gift idea.
10Solar Wall SconceOutdoor solar LED sconce project using plasma cut design and solar lights.
11Flying Eagle FlagPatriotic flying eagle flag plasma cut design. Comes in 4 options.
12Vintage Hot RodPlasma cut vintage hot rod wall art. Can customize to be 3D.
13Pool Shark SignFun pool shark-themed man cave sign plasma cut design.

There are many basic art designs of nature, animals, and other general subjects readily available on the internet.

But in this post, we take a different approach and provide unique projects for CNC cutting machines that you don’t find elsewhere on the web.

We show you some easy sellable projects to get started in your plasma cutting operation.

If you like unique CNC plasma cutter projects, check out our Free DXF Files page here.

Our new designs and cut files criteria.

  • We take time to research topics and trends to create different and popular projects.
  • You can always easily increase the size of a cut file, but often, it’s harder to reduce it. Therefore, we designed our new DXF art around a predetermined size before starting. This will ensure the final piece cuts out nicely and is not overwhelmingly too large.

The rest of this article provides more details on the 13 plasma cutter project ideas that other CNC plasma cutting businesses have had success with.

We picked these ideas because they can be done without extra welding and time-consuming fabrication.

Cut, Clean, Paint = Completed!

#1. Hexagon Fire Pit Plasma Cutting Project

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CNC Plasma Cut Hexagon Fire Pit

This project is one of my favorites. I’m assuming it’s because I love anything outdoors and having a quick project to create not only for your backyard but very portable for your RV’s and camping. The fire pit can be disassembled and ready for travel within minutes.

Very popular portable design.

For starters, once you cut it out, all you have left to do is clean it up and paint it with some high-temp spray paint. Or you could even offer them for less unfinished and let the customer paint their own. There is no cutting or welding involved in this design.

Why waste your time designing this yourself, or your employees’ time for that matter, when you can download it instantly for a lot less? There is no need to figure out the fire pit’s “Slide Together” design or even the wildlife cutting designs.

We have the entire design complete and ready for download, and it comes with 5 different DXF plasma designs, giving you options to create a variety of different portable fire pits for your customers. You can find out all of the specs for this DXF file download here. People really love this one!

#2. Wild Bear Clock CNC Plasma File

This file will not only create nice decor for any wall but also doubles as a clock. Like with the majority of our designs, it’s pretty much completed after you cut it out. After you clean it up, you can finish it in many different ways.

We designed this one with a .375-dia hole in the center so that you can easily mount simple clock hands and hardware.

Add a wall mount, and you are finished- no extra labor involved. This is a hit with anyone who loves animals and the outdoors.

One of the easiest projects on the list to create quickly and efficiently.  Check out the specifications, size, and more details here.

#3. Chiminea Fire Pit Plasma Cut Project

60 Inch Chiminea Fire Pit

This is a step up and not as portable as our first fire pit design mentioned in this article.  However, this style is becoming more popular with a variety of different designs on the market today.

Once again, we designed this one without welding or bolting.

It easily slips together and can be taken down in no time when the season is over. It can then be stored out of the elements, keeping it in great shape for another season.

Chiminea CNC Plasma No Weld Design

This particular fire pit is great for people who have an outdoor patio area but like to keep the mess contained.

It’s a unique, stylish design for home or cabin use, where you like to sit around, relax, and enjoy the outdoors. This is becoming a popular seller, and it would be a great addition to the plasma-cut products you make.

As a bonus, we have 2 finished downloadable designs – Check out one of the plasma cut chimineas here.

#4. Slide Together Wine Rack CNC Plasma File

Slide Together Wine Rack Plasma File

Simplicity.  That’s what this DXF cut project is all about.  From the design to the artwork, it is easy to cut and easy to assemble. Wine is loved by many, and so is this wine rack for storing wine.  

Simple To Cut Unique Wine Rack

The best part about this plasma cut project is how easy they are to make. It’s pretty hard to mess these up as there is very little finishing.

Many metal fabricators know that the more steps there are to produce the final product, the more chances you or an employee has to make a mistake.  Keep your projects simple to produce, and in turn, it will keep more profits in your pocket.

Due to wine’s popularity and unique design, individuals love to purchase a custom-made wine rack like this for one-of-a-kind gifts or for themselves. Check out the complete dimensions, more information, and the popular CNC plasma project download here.

#5. Dad’s Smokin BBQ Plasma Cut Sign

Dads Smokin BBQ CNC Plasma Cut Sign
Courtesy of Welch’s Chop Shop

We love the design of this Dad’s BBQ sign, and so will you and your customers!  

This project will give you great flexibility for making extra cash with your plasma table.  For example, it can be sold to bars, restaurants, caterers, and more with its own custom name. This goes without saying for all the numerous BBQ lovers who smoke and grill meats at home.

Great Design For Home or Business

This, along with our other Grillin’ and Chillin’ CNC plasma files, has become very popular.  Whether you cut and sell this unique piece of metal art as is or change the name to a business or individual, it is a great seller.

Time is money, so don’t waste hours designing it yourself when you can just download and cut this fun design, check out more details.

#6 – Ice-Cold Beer Plasma Cut Sign

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Retro Beer Plasma Cut Sign

Popular retro beer design we came up with a couple of years back and is still a popular one cut and sold by many plasma cutters.

This can be finished in many different ways to give that throwback old classic look.  Many have cut and left it bare steel (cleaned & clear coated), spray painted, or powder coated (Need help removing powder from your project? See my blog postHow to Remove Powder Coating“). Others have mounted it on a different colored background, giving it a 3-dimensional look and contrasting color for the letters and border. 

Retro Style Metal Art Beer Sign!

A great seller with local online ads, flea markets, and fairs. Another idea for sales is to make several in qty and wholesale them to other retailers and resellers.

The possibilities are endless; this sign is a great fit for rec rooms, man caves, bars, restaurants, and more.  Check out more details and other different beer signs and sayings here.

#7. Complaint Sign CNC Plasma Cut Project

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Complaint Sign Downloadable DXF File

An entertaining and unique idea that made our list of great plasma-cutting projects to start today. It’s an easy file to cut out and will sure give any visitors a good laugh.

Humorous DXF File Download

Like many of the projects that make our list, this is another that really adds some humor and spice to any man cave, garage, or office.

Designed for cutting at only 16 inches wide, they can be cut out fairly quickly with little material. This could also make an excellent gift for any of the buddies who have a strong liking for entertaining wall pieces in their man cave.

Check out more details here, along with the custom DXF File that you can use to create this project with ease.

#8. Corn Liquor Moonshine CNC Plasma Project

Corn Liquor Moonshine DXF File

It took several hours and tweaks to get this Moonshine File just right, but we have been selling it for years with many satisfied customers.

Cut out of 14 gauge steel, then painted or powder coated like the picture displayed here.  For a different look, some have cut out of polished stainless steel, giving it a “glass” type appearance.

Old Fashioned Moonshine Top Selling Design

A top seller for quite some time and great for home, bar, or restaurant decor. It can be cut at 12-14 inches high, which has a broad appeal, or enlarged for a custom window display to really grab attention.  

Since this original first design has been so popular, we have now come up with many other Moonshine themes, check them all out here. They are extremely popular and easy to create.

#9. Metal Residential Sign Projects

4 Residential Plasma Cut Designs

Over the years, we actually created several of these plasma-cut street address signs at our family-owned metal fabrication company. They became very popular with many friends and relatives wanting their own.

They sell themselves…

All it takes is one to be sold and displayed; from there, they actually sell themselves. People will see the completed sign and ask, “where did you get that from?” and oftentimes will want one of their own. 

It can be displayed at the end of the driveway with inexpensive timber posts or hung from the house, garage, or elsewhere. The plasma designs can be cut with numbers or can be changed to an individual’s last name.

If you are looking for a different idea to add to the products you offer, this is a great one.

#10. Plasma Cut Outdoor Solar Wall or Table Sconce

Solar Plasma Cut Lanterns (7 Images)

Create your own popular outdoor Solar LED Wall Sconces.  You see similar sconces advertised like crazy, “As Seen on TV,” for outdoors in your house or garage.

Now, make your own with these custom-designed 3D plasma cut files for outdoor sconces. We use these inexpensive 6″x6″ Solar Caps to create the Solar LED lanterns among other unique projects, that light up at night.

Unique popular outdoor solar light design.

Three different outdoor scenes are included with this download. Cut and assemble just like the way we designed it, or change it up as you wish.

The best part about this DIY solar-powered sconce is that we designed it to work with an inexpensive solar light that assembles with the four sides cut from your plasma table.

Creating this on your CNC Plasma Cutter is as simple as

     • Purchase inexpensive solar cap (supplier provided)

     • Cut out all 4 sides, clean up, and paint

     • Cut out wood mounting base for bottom and paint if desired.

     • Mount with or without opaque acrylic pieces.

     • Create a simple hanging hook (instructions and dimensions provided)

     • Assemble

The best part about it is the sides are not too large and could be cut out of leftover metal from other large projects.  We are just finishing up a new design for this one with all the details. Stop back for more info.

#11. Flying Eagle with flag CNC Plasma Project

Flying Eagle Plasma Cutting Project
Photo Courtesy of Welch’s Chop Shop

Another very popular DXF file we created for CNC Cutting the Flying Eagle Flag.  Designed to cut around 14 inches wide with a minimum of approximately .13 inch narrowest cutting width.

Like all of the DXF Art files we design, we realize most will be used for plasma cutting and not the laser.  Having said that, you won’t have to worry about getting a file designed excessively large and then having to spend additional time “re-designing” in order for it to cut out.

4 Popular Selling Designs to choose from

This has been so popular that we designed the same file with different sayings. It makes a great art piece for hanging on a wall or incorporating as a centerpiece of another metal project, such as a gate or metal handrail.

Check out all of the flying eagle CNC designs here, a popular top-selling piece of metal art once completed.

#12. Vintage Hot Rod DXF Plasma Project

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This piece of CNC wall art can be cut and finished in many different ways. It appeals to anyone interested in classic cars, which means just about anyone. 

Add a little extra flare to this project by making it 3 dimensional with the addition of .25-.3625 inch spacers and a mounted solid oval background.

Add LED Lights To This Plasma Project

Hot Rod art is always popular and never goes out of style.  We have many new designs in the works as our past customers are always looking for something new when it comes to Vintage Cars. Check out the Hot Rod DXF Design Here.

#13. The Pool Shark Mancave Sign

Pool Shark Plasma Cutter Project Ideas

This is great for anyone with an incredible mancave stocked full of goodies. Pool and darts, beers, and football games are about all you need to make it an enjoyable weekend- except for one thing: wall décor that brings the mancave to life.

Fun Unique Pool Shark Design

This can be the final touch you need to transform your mancave from dull to lively. They are easy to create, and once your friends, colleagues, and family see them, they will want their own.

I have another custom DXF File. You can view it here. This will have you making as many of these as you wish in no time at all. Feel free to check it out if you are ready to get to work (we have one that says Pool Room, too.)

Putting It All Together – There’s A Plasma Cutting Project to Fit Everyone’s Style and Budget.

With all of the DXF Custom Files listed in the descriptions above, you can easily make any of these projects and add them to your product line. They are designed to be easy to load and start cutting. We hope that in this article, you found some easy, sellable projects to get started with.

We understand it is not always easy to figure out popular projects you can cut and sell, especially if you are just starting out. Plus, getting a plasma cutter up and running costs quite a bit, and it can take some time to work out the kinks.

Whether you are an established business, a part-time home-based operation, or a hobby, it’s always nice to come across some predesigned plasma-cutting projects you don’t have to create yourself! Stop by often; we are always designing more.

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