I've found a most amazing handcrafted wood puzzle maker. His name is John S. Stokes III. He owns Custom Puzzle Craft in San Diego, CA.
I've only had one puzzle made by him so far, but I know I will be having more made. And, I expect that friends of mine will be having puzzles made by him, also, since everyone I showed the puzzle to loved it and was amazed at the quality of workmanship. His passion, quality, and detail about puzzle making are wonderful.Puzzles Made (just one, so far)