No, Thank You for asking!
This is an old term I use to hear between musical instrument techs. I searched the internet and see it has fallen to the wayside, as it is not even mentioned anywhere. Many of those excellent techs are now gone and only their wonderful website, now owned by someone else, remains.
Friffling: The experience of looking over an instrument, evaluating its value, then NOT putting more bench time into the instrument than it will ever be worth.
Enjoying my time at the bench as one of my true escapes in life, which is very limited due to my busy professional life of being a banker, has caused my Friffling to be out of wack. I am more interested in producing a wonderful near perfect instrument than I am at making a profit. I'll eventually sell the instrument I'm working on, but unless you play it prior to purchase, you just wont understand the great player you will receive for your money. Unless you have a great reputation to back your purchase, I would never buy a ready to go instrument off the internet. I enjoy looking back at the pics of an instrument as the carcass I found it as and later comparing it to the treasure it has become.