With the BB ply price crisis still going on in my area I opted to build a small drawer unit for my bench out of MDF. I usually spray larger panels of MDF to get a smooth (as possible) color consistency but I am not set up to spray right now.
I saw Jeff Jewitt doing a shellac finish where he used a squeeze bottle to provide a continuous supply of shellac in front of his pad. This prevented the pad strokes from getting a chance to dry too much and cause lines of color variation in his finish.
I gave it a try and it works pretty well, especially considering the variations in MDF material. Just wanted to share: