Yep. My last few pieces for myself as well as others have used an oil / varnish blend that I mix up. I like to avoid colorants whenever possible and would have to say that blended finishes are my favorite method of finishing. For surfaces that will be subject to repeated contact I simply alter the mixture toward a higher varnish content for the top coats. I find penetrating finishes leave that "wants to be touched" finish you mention.
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